Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women's History by Lara CampbellRethinking Canada: The Promise of Women's History by Lara Campbell

Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women's History

byLara Campbell, Tamara Myers, Adele Perry

Paperback | February 4, 2016

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Now in its seventh edition, Rethinking Canada presents a collection of compelling essays on the fascinating lives, struggles, and contributions of women in Canadian history. Reflecting an interdisciplinary approach, this comprehensive and engaging resource stresses the diversity of women'shistory and demonstrates the analytic richness of ongoing research in the field. Featuring insightful chapter introductions that provide scholarly and historical context for each reading, Rethinking Canada helps students gain a more nuanced understanding of women's experiences across Canada'shistory.
Lara Campbell is a professor and department chair in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University. Tamara Myers is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia. Adele Perry is a professor of history at the University of Manitoba and serves as the Cana...
Title:Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women's HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.65 inPublished:February 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsContributorsTimelineLara Campbell, Tamara Myers, and Adele Perry: Introduction1. Primary Document: Speech of Good Peter, 1788Editors' IntroductionKathryn Magee Labelle: "They Are the Life of the Nation": Women and War in Traditional Nadouek Society2. Primary Document: The Selected Letters of Marie de l'IncarnationEditors' IntroductionMonica Diaz: Native American Women and Religion in the American Colonies: Textual and Visual Traces of an Imagined Community NEW3. Primary Document: An Eighteenth-Century Visit to New France, 1752Editors' IntroductionJan Noel: "Fertile with Fine Talk": Ungoverned Tongues among Haudenosaunee Women and Their Neighbours NEW4. Primary Document: Knox's Historical JournalEditors' IntroductionAnn M. Little: Cloistered Bodies: Convents in the Anglo-American Imagination in the British Conquest of Canada NEW5. Primary Document: Concerning Marguerite Guedry (Letters from Thomas Guedry, 1754)Editors' IntroductionAnne Marie Lane Jonah: Speaking for Herself? Acadiennes Communicating Identity in Eighteenth-Century Ile Royale NEW6. Primary Document: Petition of Adam Vrooman, 18 April, 1793Editors' IntroductionAfua Cooper: Acts of Resistance: Black Men and Women Engage Slavery in Upper Canada, 1793-18037. Primary Document: Deposition of Marie [Mary] Burke, 1832Editors' IntroductionMary Anne Poutanen: Bonds of Friendship, Kinship, and Community: Gender, Homelessness, and Mutual Aid in Early-Nineteenth-Century Montreal8. Primary Document: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Assembly of the Province of Lower-CanadaEditors' IntroductionBettina Bradbury: Women at the Hustings: Gender, Citizenship, and the Montreal By-Elections of 18329. Primary Document: Native Woman Loading Freight at Richmond Gulf Landing Stage, 1927Editors' IntroductionSherry Fearrell Racette: Nimble Fingers and Strong Backs: First Nations and Metis Women in Fur Trade and Rural Economies NEW10. Primary Document: Class Tensions in Upper Canada in the 1830sEditors' IntroductionKatherine M.J. McKenna: Women's Agency in Upper Canada: Prescott's Board of Police Record, 1834-1850 NEW11. Primary Document: Graduating Class of 1889, Acadia Ladies SeminaryEditors' IntroductionJennifer Harris: "Ushered into the Kitchen": Lalia Halfkenny, Instructor of English and Elocution at a Nineteenth-Century African American Women's College NEW12. Primary Document: The Globe (Toronto), 1914Editors' IntroductionEnakshi Dua: Exclusion through Inclusion: Female Asian Migration in the Making of Canada as a White Settler Nation13. Primary Document: Dr Grace Ritchie-England's Letter Endorsing Sir Wilfrid Laurier, 1917Editors' IntroductionTarah Brookfield: Divided by the Ballot Box: The Montreal Council of Women and the 1917 Election14. Primary Document: Provincial Archives of Manitoba (PAM), Anne Ross papers, 19 June 1948, and The Toronto Daily Star, 13 January 1948Editors' IntroductionJulie Guard: The Politics of Milk: Canadian Housewives Organized in the 1930s NEW15. Primary Document: Unidentified Nursing Sister Storing Supplies, 1943Editors' IntroductionCynthia Toman: Front Lines and Frontiers: War and Legitimate Work for Nurses, 1939-194516. Primary Document: Sugiman Family CollectionEditors' IntroductionPamela Sugiman: "A Million Hearts from Here": Japanese-Canadian Mothers and Daughters and the Lessons of War NEW17. Primary Document: "Why Wives Are Going Out to Work," Maclean's, 1951Editors' IntroductionJoan Sangster: Gender, Ethnicity, and Immigrant Women in Postwar Canada NEW18. Primary Document: RCMP Report, Vancouver Women's Caucus, 1970Editors' IntroductionChristabelle Sethna and Steve Hewitt: Clandestine Operations: The Vancouver Women's Caucus, the Abortion Caravan and the RCMP NEW19. Primary Document: Toronto Daily Star, 31 March 1967Editors' IntroductionHeather A. Howard: Women's Class Strategies as Activism in Native Community Building in Toronto, 1950-197520. Primary Document: Brief to the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, 1968Editors' IntroductionSean Mills: Quebecoises deboutte! Nationalism and Feminism in Quebec, 1969-197521. Primary Document: Cross-RoadsEditors' IntroductionLiz Millward: Making a Scene: Struggles over Lesbian Place-Making in Anglophone Canada, 1964-1984 NEW22. Primary Document: The Vancouver Sun, 1983Editors' IntroductionBecki L. Ross: Sex and (Evacuation from) the City: The Moral and Legal Regulation of Sex Workers in Vancouver's West End, 1975-1985 NEW23. Primary Document: The Gazette, 2000Editors' IntroductionYasmin Jiwani: Gendering Terror Post-9/11 NEW24. Primary Document: United Nations Human Rights Committee Decision on the Lovelace Case, 1979Editors' IntroductionJoanne Barker: Gender, Sovereignty, and the Discourse of Rights in Native Women's ActivismCreditsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"The editors' introductions to each article are particularly valuable. These address succinctly the general contours of the article's historiographical context, provide citations that are extremely useful for students researching paper topics, and draw students' attention to key themes andconnections to other articles in the reader." --Carmen Nielson, Mount Royal University