Canadian prairie women"s history

a bibliographic survey
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Women -- Prairie Provinces -- Bibliography., Women -- West (
Other titlesWomen and men in western American history.
Statementby Susan Jackel. Women and men in western American history / by Susan Armitage.
SeriesCRIAW papers = Documents de l"ICREF -- no. 14, CRIAW papers -- no. 14
ContributionsArmitage, Susan H. 1937-
LC ClassificationsZ7964.C3 J28 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18792606M
ISBN 100919653146

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The Canadian Prairies book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. and political reformers all have prominent roles in this live and comprehensive history of the prairie west.

Drawing upon recent research- hundreds of books, articles, and government reports- in native, Gerald Friesen managed to writer a highly /5. The Canadian Prairies (usually referred to as simply the Prairies in Canada) is a region in Western includes the Canadian portion of the Great Plains and the Prairie Provinces, namely Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

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These provinces are partially covered by grasslands, plains, and lowlands, mostly Canadian prairie womens history book the southern northernmost reaches of the Canadian Prairies are less Location: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba in Canada.

Matthews effectively demonstrates how memoirs can be used to gender (or re-vision) the Euro-Canadian (and American) settlement process. —Lori Ann Lahlum, Great Plains Quarterly [Matthews] has brought much needed attention to the role of women in the settlement of the prairies.

—Graeme Voyer, Prairie Fire Review of Books. Table of Contents. 10 Essential Prairie Novels The American and Canadian Prairies are usually portrayed as one of two things: Either a desolate landscape inspiring ennui or a homely locale containing more genuine folk.

These novels prove that the Prairies hold anything but; From frontier westerns to psychological explorations of the self, these ten works assure. The substantially revised and updated third edition of Canadian Women: A History continues to be the only comprehensive survey of the contributions, struggles and achievements of Canadian women.

Drawing on the latest historical research, as well as government documents and other archival material, the authors provide new insights into the 5/5(4). The following publishers specialize in writing by / for / about women.

Some of these presses publish women exclusively; others are simply committed to amplifying marginalized voices, drawing attention to women's issues, or advancing a feminist agenda. The description of each press is taken directly from the associated website.

This list is a work in progress. In Looking Back: Canadian Women's Prairie Memoirs and Intersections of Culture, History, and Identity, Leigh Matthews shows how a critical approach to the life-writing of individual prairie women can broaden and deepen our understanding of the settlement era.

Reopening for examination a substantial body of memoirs published after but now Cited by: 3. The Canadian Prairies were peopled in six great waves of migration, spanning from prehistory to the present. The migration from Asia, ab years ago, produced an Indigenous population of 20, to 50, by about Between andseveral thousand European and Canadian fur traders arrived, followed by several hundred British immigrants.

Prairie Memoirs,” in History, Literature, and the Writing Canadian prairie womens history book the Canadian Prairies, edited by Alison Calder and Robert Wardhaugh (University of Manitoba Press, ), – I would like to thank everyone at University of Calgary Press for the atten - tion to fine detail that occurs when assembling such a.

Get this from a library. Looking back: Canadian women's prairie memoirs and intersections of culture, history, and identity. [S Leigh Matthews] -- When we think about women settlers on the Prairies, our notions tend to veer between the nostalgic image of the 'cheerful helpmate' and the grim deprivation of the 'reluctant immigrant'.

This title. The Canadian Prairies: A History (The Canada Collection) [Friesen, Gerald] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Native leaders, immigrant farm families, Alberta oil barons, and political reformers all have prominent roles in this live and comprehensive history of the prairie west.

Drawing upon recent research- hundreds of booksCited by: Bison []. At one time, bison were plentiful in the prairies (prior to ).

The impact the animal had on the prairies was enormous. Bison fueled the economy because their hides created clothing but most importantly, bison meat was made into pemmican which was not only traded with the Hudson's Bay Company but supplied each place with enough food for the entire year. See Gregory P.

Marchildon, ed., Immigration and Settlement, History of the Prairie West Series, Volume 2 (Regina: CPRC Press, ). The Social Credit Movement in Alberta. Article. In honour of the recent celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 th there is a display of books on the first floor of the OISE Library which focus on aspects of Canadian Women’s history.

Covering topics such as feminism, heroines, archives and of course women’s education, these titles provide information for those who are researching or teaching the history of Canadian women. by Alison Calder (Editor), Robert Wardhaugh (Editor).

The Canadian Prairie has long been represented as a timeless and unchanging location, defined by settlement and landscape. Now, a new generation of writers and historians challenge that perception and argue, instead, that it is a region with an evolving culture and history. This collection of ten essays explores a more contemporary prairie.

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About the Author. Joan Sangster is a professor of women’s studies and history at Trent University, where she also teaches at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Native Studies. Her most recent books are Girl Trouble: Female ‘Delinquency’ in English Canada and Transforming Labour: Women and Work in Postwar Canada.

Other articles where Prairie literature is discussed: Canadian literature: Modern period, – In this category fall the Prairie novels As for Me and My House () by Sinclair Ross, Who Has Seen the Wind () by W.O.

Mitchell, and The Mountain and the Valley () by Ernest Buckler, set in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis valley. These novels strain the bonds of conventional narrative. Filed under: Frontier and pioneer life -- Prairie Provinces. Looking Back: Canadian Women's Prairie Memoirs and Intersections of Culture, History, and Identity (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, ), by S.

Leigh Matthews (PDF files at University of Calgary) Filed under: Frontier and pioneer life -- Prairie Provinces -- Fiction.

The Canadian Prairies: A History Paperback – March 1 by Gerald Friesen (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all 12 formats and editions Hide other formats and /5(2). The Top 20 Canadian Authors You Have to Read With maple syrup, hockey pucks, and cuddly polar bears, I know you probably thought it couldn't get any better.

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ideal situation once the Canadian winter came with its freezing temperatures and blizzards that kept one indoors for days. Houses were constructed from trees if bush was available, and if not, plowing the prairie land made sod for stacking. Women worked right alongside of the men to plough the rough prairie grasses and gather the sod.

TheseFile Size: KB. The Canadian Prairies: A History. Gerald Friesen. Toronto and London: University of Toronto Press, The book is not a mere chronicle of successive happenings, but an analysis of the complex forces that shaped the changing patterns of prairie life, with just sufficient reference to events and dates to provide the necessary framework.

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W.O. Mitchell, in full William Ormond Mitchell, (born MaWeyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada—died FebruCalgary, Alberta), writer of stories that deal humorously with the hardships of western Canadian prairie life. Mitchell received favourable notice for his first novel, Who Has Seen the Wind?

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