Breaking New Ground: The First Generation of Women to Work as Professional Authors in English Canada (1880-1920)

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Breaking New Ground: The First Generation of Women to Work as Professional Authors in English Canada (1880-1920)
Abstract
In the later decades of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth, large numbers of Canadian women were stepping out of the shadows of private life and into the public world of work and political action. Among them, both a cause and an effect of these sweeping social changes, was the first generation of Canadian women to work as professional writers. The author points out that although these women were not unified by ideology, genre, or date of birth, they were a generation defined by their time and place in history, by their material circumstances, and by their collective accomplishment. Among the writers studied by the author are the Montreal Eaton sisters (Sui Sin Far and Onoto Watanna ).
Type
PhD dissertation
University
Queen's University
Place
Kingston, ON
Date
2011
Language
en
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Citation
Quirk, Linda Elizabeth. “Breaking New Ground: The First Generation of Women to Work as Professional Authors in English Canada (1880-1920).” PhD dissertation, Queen’s University, 2011. http://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/6845.
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