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Author Gerson, Carole, 1948-

Title Canadian women in print, 1750-1918 / Carole Gerson
Published Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 279 pages)
Contents Part A. Contexts: Women and Print in Canada, to 1918 -- 1. Women and the Broader Contexts of Print -- 2. Beginnings to the 1850s -- Part B. Women Writers at Work -- 3. Strategies of Legitimation -- 4. The Business of a Woman's Life -- 5. Canadian Women and American Markets -- Part C. Breaking New Ground After 1875 -- 6. Periodicals and Journalism -- 7. Stretching the Range: Secular Non-fiction -- 8. From Religion to Reform -- 9. The New Woman -- 10. Addressing the Margins of Race -- Conclusion: Observations on the Canon
Summary Canadian Women in Print, 1750-1918 is the first historical examination of women? engagement with multiple aspects of print over some two hundred years, from the settlers who wrote diaries and letters to the New Women who argued for ballots and equal rights. Considering women? published writing as an intervention in the public sphere of national and material print culture, this book uses approaches from book history to address the working and living conditions of women who wrote in many genres and for many reasons. This study situates English Canadian authors within an extensive framework th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Canadian literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- Canada -- History.
Women authors, Canadian -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1554582202 (print)
9781554582204 (print)