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A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador
In 1903, Mina Benson Hubbard's husband, Leonidas, starved o death while on a cartographic and ethnographic expedition to Labrador. Determined to complete her husband's work, Hubbard became the first white woman to cross Labrador. She set out in July 1905 with the help of George Elson, a Metis guide from the original trip, and three others. The expedition, completed in reco ...more
Paperback, 271 pages
Published 2008 by McGill-Queen's University Press
(first published 1908)
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Jul 26, 2009 Laura rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
I read this book in 2006 after reading the lure of the labrador wild, the story of Mina Hubbard's husbands attempt at finding his way across labrador. It's a great book, the true story of a strong, independant woman and her trek through the labrador wilderness. One of my personal heros, george, is an integral part of the story so I have to love it, even if it wasn't an interesting tale of wildernes survival and the awesome power of a woman who is both furious and absolutely fearless. I don't kno ...more
Oct 17, 2017 Susan Marrier rated it really liked it · review of another edition
I read this book in preparation for my own travel to Labrador, and it gave me a good picture of a land about which I formerly knew nothing. Mrs. Hubbard was a determined, resourceful, and observant person, with the ability to write engagingly about her experience. The accompanying preface and appendices add much to the story as well.
Sep 30, 2013 Noelle Walsh rated it really liked it · review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's made me wish there were more books like this, with a female protagonist as courageous as Mina Hubbard. She's an amazing role model! People said "You're a woman! You can't do that!" but she did it anyway with amazing results! In exploring Labrador, at the time mostly unmapped, she not only showed that a woman could do something like that, but that women should do that. Her work was and is a fitting tribute to her husband, whom she loved and whose work she ...more