- By Mary Alice Downie Elizabeth Jane Errington Barbara Robertson

Early Voices: Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639-1914

  • Title: Early Voices: Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639-1914
  • Author: Mary Alice Downie Elizabeth Jane Errington Barbara Robertson
  • ISBN: 9781554887699
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • Early Voices Portraits of Canada by Women Writers This selection of writings by women known and unknown professional and amateur presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space from the th to the early th century from the Mari

    This selection of writings by 29 women, known and unknown, professional and amateur, presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space, from the 17th to the early 20th century, from the Maritimes to British Columbia and the Far North There is a range of voices from high born wives of governors general, to an Icelandic immigrant and a fisherman s wife in LabradorThis selection of writings by 29 women, known and unknown, professional and amateur, presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space, from the 17th to the early 20th century, from the Maritimes to British Columbia and the Far North There is a range of voices from high born wives of governors general, to an Icelandic immigrant and a fisherman s wife in Labrador A Loyalist wife and mother describes the first hard weather in New Brunswick, a seasick nun tells of a dangerous voyage out from France, a famous children s writer writes home about the fun of canoeing, and a German general s wife describes habitant customs All demonstrate how women s experiences not only shared, but helped shape this new country.

    1 thought on “Early Voices: Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639-1914

    1. I can remember Canadian history at school as being dull and unexciting. Thinking back, it's probably because all we studied were facts and a world dominated by men. Little did I know then, that women played a vital and exciting role in the making of this country. This book is an excellent collection of letters and journals written by some very extra-ordinary women who made an impact on the Canada we know today. Coupled with short biographies on the women, this book is an excellent resource as we [...]

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