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Asleep in the Deep

Nursing Sister Anna Stamers and the First World War

On 27 June 1918, the Llandovery Castle, a Canadian hospital ship returning to England, was sunk by a German U-boat in contravention of international law. Two hundred and thirty-four crew members … 223 View

Captured Hearts

New Brunswick's War Brides

Imagine you’re a young woman caught up in the ugly reality of war. You meet and fall in love with a young soldier from a foreign country. You marry and your world is upended: when the war … 148 View

From Suffragette to Homesteader

Exploring British and Canadian Colonial Histories and Women's Politics Through Memoir

From Suffragette to Homesteader opens a unique window into the past. Central to this book is a powerful memoir written in 1952 by Ethel Marie Sentance as an anniversary present for her husband, … 203 View

Immodest and Sensational

150 Years of Canadian Women in Sports

With the Canadian women’s Olympic hockey team and other high-profile female athletes in recent years drawing a healthy share of the sports media limelight, there is a perception that … 96 View

Storming the Old Boys’ Citadel

Two Pioneer Women Architects of Nineteenth Century North America

“Women” and “architecture” were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, “it is hardly safe to assert” that a … ; 234 View

Through the Mill

Girls and Women in the Quebec Cotton Textile Industry, 1881-1951

Girls and women were essential to industrialization in Canada, particularly in the cotton textile industry, which was concentrated in Quebec. In 1891, for example, more than 2000 girls and women … 324 View
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Woman, Watching

Louise de Kiriline Lawrence and the Songbirds of Pimisi Bay

Referred to as a Canadian Rachel Carson, Louise de Kiriline Lawrence lived and worked in an isolated log cabin near North Bay. After her husband was murdered by Bolsheviks, she refused her … 416 View
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Women and Work

Feminism, Labour, and Social Reproduction

With #MeToo dominating headlines and an unprecedented number of women running for office, the fight for women’s equality has perhaps never been higher on the political agenda. Around … 192 View
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“Just a Simple Story, Simply Told”

From: From Suffragette to Homesteader

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Acknowledgements

From: Women and Work

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From: Immodest and Sensational

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1860s-1870s. Outlines early physical activities and sports that women engaged in in Canada, outlines availability to European women and what Indigenous women participated in as part of their … 7 $0.70 Add
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Introduction

From: Asleep in the Deep

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The introduction summarizes the events surrounding the German sinking of the Canadian Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle in World War I. Following the war, the actions of the U-boat commander and … 5 $0.50 Add
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They Found Love in War

From: Captured Hearts

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The introduction expands on the phenomenon of Canadian War Brides, provides an overview of the term "war brides" in Canada and its history, offers statistics on the phenomenon, and … 16 $1.60 Add
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Introduction

From: Through the Mill

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Introduction

From: Storming the Old Boys’ Citadel

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The introduction provides a brief history of architecture in the United States and Canada, the evolution of the laws, regulations, and standards that shaped modern architecture. It then provides … ; 22 $2.20 Add
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The Golden Bird

From: Woman, Watching

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Chapter One provides a brief introduction to Louise de Kiriline Lawrence, the self-trained amateur ornithologist and field nurse who is the subject of this book. The chapter discusses topics … 6 $0.60 Add