Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Womens History

Paperback | February 4, 2016

byLara Campbell, Tamara Myers, Adele Perry

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Now in its seventh edition, Rethinking Canada presents a collection of essays on the diverse lives, struggles, and contributions of women in Canadian history. Fourteen new essays offer current, engaging, and balanced coverage of indigenous, immigrant, and racialized experiences; work andlabour; sexuality and the body; religion and spirituality; politics; and regional analysis. Insightful chapter introductions, primary documents, and a new timeline of major events in Canadian women's history provide additional context for each reading and allow students to make connections betweenchapters and the study of Canadian history as a whole.

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Now in its seventh edition, Rethinking Canada presents a collection of essays on the diverse lives, struggles, and contributions of women in Canadian history. Fourteen new essays offer current, engaging, and balanced coverage of indigenous, immigrant, and racialized experiences; work andlabour; sexuality and the body; religion and spir...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.65 inPublished:February 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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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 SocietyQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading2. 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 NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading3. Primary Document: An Eighteenth-Century Visit to New France, 1752Editors' IntroductionJan Noel: "Fertile with Fine Talk": Ungoverned Tongues among Haudenosaunee Women and Their Neighbours NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading4. Primary Document: Knox's Historical JournalEditors' IntroductionAnn M. Little: Cloistered Bodies: Convents in the Anglo-American Imagination in the British Conquest of Canada NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading5. 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 NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading6. Primary Document: Petition of Adam Vrooman, 18 April, 1793Editors' IntroductionAfua Cooper: Acts of Resistance: Black Men and Women Engage Slavery in Upper Canada, 1793-1803Questions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading7. 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 MontrealQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading8. 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 1832Questions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading9. 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 NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading10. 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 NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading11. 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 NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading12. Primary Document: The Globe (Toronto), 1914Editors' IntroductionEnakshi Dua: Exclusion through Inclusion: Female Asian Migration in the Making of Canada as a White Settler NationQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading13. 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 ElectionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading14. 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 NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading15. Primary Document: Unidentified Nursing Sister Storing Supplies, 1943Editors' IntroductionCynthia Toman: Front Lines and Frontiers: War and Legitimate Work for Nurses, 1939-1945Questions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading16. Primary Document: Sugiman Family CollectionEditors' IntroductionPamela Sugiman: "A Million Hearts from Here": Japanese-Canadian Mothers and Daughters and the Lessons of War NEWQuestions for Critical ThinkingSuggestions for Further Reading17. Primary Document: "Why Wives Are Going Out to Work," Maclean's, 1951Editors' IntroductionJoan Sangster: Gender, Ethnicity, and Immigrant Women in Postwar Canada NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading18. 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 NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading19. Primary Document: Toronto Daily Star, 31 March 1967Editors' IntroductionHeather A. Howard: Women's Class Strategies as Activism in Native Community Building in Toronto, 1950-1975Questions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading20. Primary Document: Brief to the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, 1968Editors' IntroductionSean Mills: Quebecoises deboutte! Nationalism and Feminism in Quebec, 1969-1975Questions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading21. Primary Document: Cross-RoadsEditors' IntroductionLiz Millward: Making a Scene: Struggles over Lesbian Place-Making in Anglophone Canada, 1964-1984 NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading22. 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 NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading23. Primary Document: The Gazette, 2000Editors' IntroductionYasmin Jiwani: Gendering Terror Post-9/11 NEWQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further Reading24. 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 ActivismQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggestions for Further ReadingCreditsIndex