Race and gender in the northern colonies /
edited by Jan Noel.
Toronto : Canadian Scholars' Press, 2000.
421 p. ; 23 cm.
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Toronto : Canadian Scholars' Press, 2000.
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This is one of the first collections to focus on race and gender in the colonial period of Canadian history, concentrating on the era before Confederation. How were lives and culture shaped outside the charmed circle of privilege? Did ancien regime or wilderness conditions sometimes privilege outsider groups? Was the 49th parallel crucial, or largely irrelevant, to the lives of Iroquois loyalists, fugitive slaves, female visionaries? The approach is innovative. Broadening the field of vision to encompass both sides of the border allows readers to tap into the rich vein of American colonial scholarship, including gender analysis of the Salem witches and New England whalers and seamen. Broadening the field to include race allows instructive comparisons of various groups such as African Americans, Natives, and Metis. A number of the articles intertwine race and gender in complex ways.
Table of Contents
Community to Individual: The Transformation of Manhood at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century
Festivities, Fortitude, and Fraternalism: Fur Trade Masculinity and the Beaver Club, 1785-1827
Women of New France
Women, Religion and Freedom in New France
Tituba's Confession: The Multicultural Dimensions of the 1692 Salem Witch-Hunt
New England's Well-ordered Society
The Six Nations Indians in the Revolutionary War
Political Dialogue and the Spring of Abigail's Discontent
The Black Population of Canada West on the Eve of the American Civil War: A Reassessment Based on the Manuscript Census of 1861
Queens Bush
Black Parents Speak: Education in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Canada West
American Mariners and the Rites of Manhood, 1830-1870
The Sentimentalisation of American Seafaring: The Case of the New England Whalefishery, 1790-1870
'Better Than Diamonds': Sentimental Strategies and Middle-Class Culture in Canada West
'The Case of the Missing Midwives': A History of Midwifery in Ontario from 1795-1900
What If Mama is an Indian?
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