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The Resource Along a river : the first French-Canadian women, Jan Noel, (electronic resource)

Along a river : the first French-Canadian women, Jan Noel, (electronic resource)

Label
Along a river : the first French-Canadian women
Title
Along a river
Title remainder
the first French-Canadian women
Statement of responsibility
Jan Noel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
  • "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
  • Annotation:
  • "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
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noel, Janet
Dewey number
305.40971409032
LC call number
HQ1459.Q3
LC item number
N63 2013
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Human ecology
  • Saint Lawrence River Valley
  • Saint Lawrence River Valley
  • Saint Lawrence River Valley
  • Colonization
  • Economic history
  • Human ecology
  • Social conditions
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • North America
Summary expansion
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
Label
Along a river : the first French-Canadian women, Jan Noel, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-337)
Contents
  • Mapping transatlantic women's history -- Transatlantic trends 1600-1800 -- Along a river -- River of promise -- Women and the St. Lawrence fur trade -- Water, woods, earth : making a living -- Transatlantic codes -- Comparing laws of property -- Noble codes, colonial translations -- Decoding the eighteenth century convent -- River of memory -- Continuities in British Quebec
  • Mapping transatlantic women's history -- Transatlantic trends 1600-1800 -- Along a river -- River of promise -- Women and the St. Lawrence fur trade -- Water, woods, earth : making a living -- Transatlantic codes -- Comparing laws of property -- Noble codes, colonial translations -- Decoding the eighteenth century convent -- River of memory -- Continuities in British Quebec
  • Mapping transatlantic women's history. Transatlantic Trends 1600-1800. -- Along a river. River of Promise ; Women and the St.Lawrence Fur Trade ; Water, Woods, Earth: Making a Living. -- Transatlantic codes. Comparing Laws of Property ; Noble Codes, Colonial Translations ; Decoding the Eighteenth Century Convent. -- River of memory. Continuities in British Quebec
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001150797
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
337 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781442612389
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013370938
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001150797
Label
Along a river : the first French-Canadian women, Jan Noel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-337)
Contents
  • Mapping transatlantic women's history -- Transatlantic trends 1600-1800 -- Along a river -- River of promise -- Women and the St. Lawrence fur trade -- Water, woods, earth : making a living -- Transatlantic codes -- Comparing laws of property -- Noble codes, colonial translations -- Decoding the eighteenth century convent -- River of memory -- Continuities in British Quebec
  • Mapping transatlantic women's history -- Transatlantic trends 1600-1800 -- Along a river -- River of promise -- Women and the St. Lawrence fur trade -- Water, woods, earth : making a living -- Transatlantic codes -- Comparing laws of property -- Noble codes, colonial translations -- Decoding the eighteenth century convent -- River of memory -- Continuities in British Quebec
  • Mapping transatlantic women's history. Transatlantic Trends 1600-1800. -- Along a river. River of Promise ; Women and the St.Lawrence Fur Trade ; Water, Woods, Earth: Making a Living. -- Transatlantic codes. Comparing Laws of Property ; Noble Codes, Colonial Translations ; Decoding the Eighteenth Century Convent. -- River of memory. Continuities in British Quebec
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001150797
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
337 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781442612389
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013370938
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001150797

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