Wife to Widow: Lives, Law and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal

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Title
Wife to Widow: Lives, Law and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal
Abstract
The author traces the lives of twenty Catholic, Protestant and Jewish women over two generations who married and were widowed in Montreal before and after the Patriote uprisings in 1837 and 1838. She explores the diverse ways that age, gender, class, wealth, custom and religion shaped the tasks that widows took on once their husband's funerals were over, and how health, age, wealth, class, religion and connectedness to family, kin, faith and fellow citizens shaped their choices about where they would live as they aged, how they would be cared for in final illnesses, how they would distribute any property they owned, and how their lives would be acknowledged in obituaries.
Place
Vancouver, BC
Publisher
University of British Columbia Press
Date
2011
Language
en
Citation
Bradbury, Bettina. Wife to Widow: Lives, Law and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2011.
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