Telling Tales: Essays in Western Women's History by Catherine A. CavanaughTelling Tales: Essays in Western Women's History by Catherine A. Cavanaugh

Telling Tales: Essays in Western Women's History

EditorCatherine A. Cavanaugh, Randi R. Warne

Paperback | February 1, 2001

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Women played a vital role in the shaping of the West in Canadabetween the 1880s and 1940s. Yet surprisingly little is known abouttheir contributions or the differences sex and gender made to theopportunities and obstacles women encountered. Telling Talescontributes to the rewriting of western Canada’s past byintegrating women into the shifting power matrix of class, race, andgender that undergirded its colonization and settlement.

This book cover a range of topics -- African-American settlement onVancouver Island, prairie childbirth narratives, and Mennonites asdomestic servants are but three examples. They focus on women of bothminority and dominant cultures and reflect the West’scharacteristically mixed population. Telling Tales challengesfounding myths of the region and invites a retelling of the story ofwestern Canadian colonization and settlement.

Catherine A. Cavanaugh teaches women's studies in the Centre for Work and Community Studies at Athabasca University. Randi R. Warne teaches in the Department of Religious Studies at Mount St. Vincent University.
Title:Telling Tales: Essays in Western Women's HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:372 pages, 8.98 × 6.01 × 1.03 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


Introduction / Catherine A. Cavanaugh and Randi R.Warne


1. I Wish the Men Were Half as Good: Gender Constructions in theCanadian North-Western Mission Field, 1860-1940 / MyraRutherdale

2. Categories and Terrains of Exclusion: Constructing the"Indian Woman" in the Early Settlement Era in Western Canada/ Sarah Carter

3. Imagining Native Women: Feminine Discourse and Four WomenTravelling the Northwest Coast / Nancy Pagh

4. Irene Marryat Parlby: An "Imperial Daughter" in WesternCanada, 1896-1935 / Catherine A. Cavanaugh

5. Gender(ed) Tensions in the Work and Politics of Alberta FarmWomen, 1905-29 / Sheila McManus

6. Childbirth on the Canadian Prairies, 1880-1930 / NanciLangford

7. Nursing Nation Builders: The Council Idea, Western Women, and theFounding of the Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada, 1896-1930 /Beverly Boutilier

8. Scattered But Not Lost: Mennonite Domestic Servants in Winnipeg,1920s-50s / Frieda Klippenstein

9. Negotiating Sex and Gender in the Ukrainian Bloc Settlement: EastCentral Alberta between the Wars / Frances Swyripa

10. ‘Abundant Faith’: Nineteenth-CenturyAfrican-Canadian Women on Vancouver Island / SherryEdmunds-Flett

11. Marriage, Family, and the Cooperative Ideal: The Telfords /Ann Leger-Anderson





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