Along A River

Along A River

The First French-Canadian Women

eBook - 2013
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"French-Canadian explorers, traders, and soldiers feature prominently in this country's storytelling, but little has been written about their female counterparts. In Along a River, award-winning historian Jan Noel shines a light on the lives of remarkable French-Canadian women - immigrant brides, nuns, tradeswomen, farmers, governors' wives, and even smugglers - during the period between the settlement of the St. Lawrence Lowlands and the Victorian era. Along a River builds the case that inside the cabins that stretched for miles along the shoreline, most early French-Canadian women retained old fashioned forms of economic production and customary rights over land ownership. Noel demonstrates how this continued even as the world changed around them by comparing their lives to those of their contemporaries in France, England, and New England. Exploring how the daughters and granddaughters of the filles du roi adapted to their terrain, turned their hands to trade, and even acquired surprising influence at the French court, Along a River is an innovative and engagingly written history."--Publisher's website.
Publisher: Toronto [Ontario] :, University of Toronto Press,, ©2013
ISBN: 9781442698253
Characteristics: 1 online resource (337 pages, [12] pages of plates) : illustrations


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Marie-Claire Pitre Mar 08, 2015

Un bon livre sur l'histoire des femmes de la Nouvelle -France. Since it is about New France, please translate it in French. When I was a university student, I was told by proffessors thai if a footnote is very long, it belongs in the narrative. I was pleased to read a real history book.

AliceRice Oct 21, 2013

This book provides a great analysis of the lives of French women in the St. Lawrence Valley from the early seventeenth to early nineteenth century. I found this book to be extremely informative into the study of human ecology while it also examines the many ways women of the these times responded to the harsh and challenging conditions of their day to day living conditions.


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