Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Womens History

Paperback | March 24, 2006

EditorMona Gleason, Adele Perry

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Rethinking Canada examines key developments in Canadian history--from the founding of New France to the present--while at the same time highlighting the distinctive texture of women's experiences and identities. This decidedly non-traditional reconstruction of Canadian history focuses on thelives, struggles, and contributions of women, enlarging and diversifying the picture of the past found in conventional historical accounts.

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Rethinking Canada examines key developments in Canadian history--from the founding of New France to the present--while at the same time highlighting the distinctive texture of women's experiences and identities. This decidedly non-traditional reconstruction of Canadian history focuses on thelives, struggles, and contributions of women,...

Mona Gleason is at Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia. Adele Perry is at Department of History, University of Manitoba.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:March 24, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019542350X

ISBN - 13:9780195423501

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AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Nancy Shoemaker: Kateri Tekakwitha's Tortuous Path to Sainthood2. Josette Brun: Gender, Family, and Mutual Assistance in New France: Widows, Widowers, and Orphans in Eighteenth-Century Quebec3. Maureen Elgersman Lee: Slavery in Early Canada: Making Black Women Subject4. Rusty Bitterman: Women and the Escheat Movement: The Politics of Everyday Life on Prince Edward Island5. Bettina Bradbury: Women at the Hustings: Gender, Citizenship, and the Montreal By-Elections of 18326. Patrick J. Connor: 'The Law Should Be Her Protector': The Criminal Prosecution of Rape in Upper Canada, 1791-18507. Sylvia Van Kirk: From 'Marrying-In' to 'Marrying-Out': Changing Patterns of Aboriginal/Non-Aboriginal Marriage in Colonial Canada8. Lynne Marks: 'A Fragment of Heaven on Earth'? Religion, Gender, and Family in Turn-of-the-Century Canadian Church Periodicals9. Janice Fiamengo: Rediscovering our Foremothers Again: Racial Ideas of Canada's Early Feminists, 1885-194510. Margaret Hillyard Little: Claiming a Unique Place: The Introduction of Mothers' Pensions in British Columbia11. Denyse Baillargeon: Indispensable But Not a Citizen: The Housewife in the Great Depression12. Sedef Arat-Koc: From 'Mothers of the Nation' to Migrant Workers: Immigration Policies and Domestic Workers in Canadian History13. Jo-Anne Fiske: Carrier Women and the Politics of Mothering14. Donald F. Davis and Barbara Lorenzkowski: A Platform for Gender Tensions: Women Working and Riding on Canadian Urban Public Transit in the 1940s15. Pamela Sugiman: Passing Time, Moving Memories: Interpreting Wartime Narratives of Japanese Canadian Women16. Franca Iacovetta: Recipes for Democracy? Gender, Family, and Making Female Citizens in Cold War Canada17. Sheila L. Cavanagh: The Heterosexualization of the Ontario Woman Teacher in the Postwar Period18. Marlene Epp: Victims of the Times, Heroes of Their Lives: Five Mennonite Refugee Women19. Elise Chenier: Rethinking Class in Lesbian Bar Culture: Living 'The Gay Life' in Toronto, 1955-196520. Patricia Jasen: Race, Culture, and the Colonization of Childbirth in Northern Canada21. Glynis George: Violence and Poverty on the 'Rock': Can Feminists Make a Difference?22. Jane Jenson: Against the Current: Child Care and Family Policy in Quebec23. Brenda O'Neill: On the Same Wavelength? Feminist Attitudes Across Generations of Canadian Women24. Mary-Jo Nadeau: Who is Canadian Now?: Feminism and the Politics of Nation after September 11ContributorsIndex