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Children's Fiction Post-confederation (1867-)

The Shacklands

by (author) Judi Coburn

Three O'Clock Press
Initial publish date
Nov 1998
Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 1998
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The year is 1908. The Robertson family have left the slums of London, England, for a better life in Canada. Jessie dreams of becoming a teacher and taking part in the exciting events unfolding in the new century. But she must battle the prejudices of those around her, and tragedy soon strikes the family. Jessie finds herself confined to the drudgery of housework and then a factory job. But when the workers decide to strike, Jessie finds both a voice and a vision of a stronger, more confident self.

About the author


Judi Coburn grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her early involvement in the women’s movement led to her contribution to Women at Work, the first history of women’s work in Ontario. She teaches high school history and English and has written a history of the former City of York. Family roots in both Toronto and Paris, Ontario, provided rich resources for this first novel. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons.


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