On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781459734739_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $0.99
edition:eBook
published: Oct 2015
ISBN:9781459734739
publisher: Dundurn

Summer Rambles

Early Voices — Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639–1914

by Mary Alice Downie; Elizabeth Jane Errington; Anna Brownell Jameson & Barbara Robertson

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
canadian, women authors
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $0.99
edition:eBook
published: Oct 2015
ISBN:9781459734739
publisher: Dundurn
Description

This selection of writings by twenty-nine women, known and unknown, professional and amateur, presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space, from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, 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.

About the Authors

Mary Alice Downie has written and edited twenty-eight books for children and adults. Her many books include And Some Brought Flowers with Mary Hamilton, and The Well-Filled Cupboard with Barbara Robertson. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Author profile page >

Elizabeth Jane Errington is currently dean of arts at the Royal Military College and also teaches at Queen’s University. Her research interests centre on life in nineteenth-century Upper Canada. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Author profile page >

Elizabeth Jane Errington is currently dean of arts at the Royal Military College and also teaches at Queen’s University. Her research interests centre on life in nineteenth-century Upper Canada. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Author profile page >

Barbara Robertson earned degrees in history from the University of Toronto and Queen’s University. She was also the author of Wilfrid Laurier and co-editor of Ottawa at War.

Author profile page >
Contributor Notes

Mary Alice Downie has written and edited twenty-eight books for children and adults. Her many books include And Some Brought Flowers with Mary Hamilton, and The Well-Filled Cupboard with Barbara Robertson. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Barbara Robertson, now deceased, earned degrees in history from the University of Toronto and Queen’s University. She was also the author of Wilfrid Laurier and co-editor of Ottawa at War.

Elizabeth Jane Errington is currently dean of arts at the Royal Military College and also teaches at Queen’s University. Her research interests centre on life in nineteenth-century Upper Canada. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Editorial Reviews

Some of the women writers were wealthy. Some were poor. Some wrote professional. Others kept journals. Together, they richly portray Canadas geography and early culture.

— Road Stories

Replete with intellectually provocative commentary on women's experience of life in Canada.

— Ontario History magazine

A splendid selection of the observations and experiences of twenty-nine women.

— OHS Bulletin

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Other Titles by Mary Alice Downie

Other Titles by Elizabeth Jane Errington

The Lion, the Eagle, and Upper Canada

A Developing Colonial Ideology
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged :
More Info
Lion, the Eagle, and Upper Canada

Lion, the Eagle, and Upper Canada

A Developing Colonial Ideology
edition:eBook
tagged :
More Info
Emigrant Worlds and Transatlantic Communities

Emigrant Worlds and Transatlantic Communities

Migration to Upper Canada in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
More Info
Wives and Mothers, School Mistresses and Scullery Maids

Wives and Mothers, School Mistresses and Scullery Maids

Working Women in Upper Canada, 1790-1840
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged :
More Info

Other Titles by Barbara Robertson

Early Voices

Early Voices

Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639-1914
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
More Info
The Gloomy Prospect

The Gloomy Prospect

Early Voices — Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639–1914
edition:eBook
More Info
Dairy Farm

Dairy Farm

Early Voices — Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639–1914
edition:eBook
More Info
Widowhood

Widowhood

Early Voices — Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639–1914
edition:eBook
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...