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From hospitals to dance halls, and from the classroom to the ...
From hospitals to dance halls, and from the classroom to the cannery floor, this insightful pictorial history examines indigenous and immigrant women's positions in the workplace, home and wilderness. Hume delves into the lives of aboriginal and pioneer women who had an important and multifaceted influence on the development of British Columbia.
We meet women such as 17-year-old Frances Barkley, who insisted on accompanying her husband on a merchant voyage to British Columbia in 1786 and subsequently twice circumnavigated the world; Lady Amelia Douglas - a Cree woman and wife of Governor James Douglas - who had her own important but often overlooked role in the forging of British Columbia; Mrs. Washiji Oya, the first Japanese woman to settle in Canada in 1887; and Maria Pollard Grant, who, in 1895, became the first woman elected to public office in BC.
Brimming with fascinating historical photographs, Lilies and Fireweed brings to light the forgotten stories of mothers, dance-hall girls, artists, teachers and adventurers that are as enthralling and diverse as BC itself.
|Ch. 1||Pioneering through the ages||5|
|Ch. 2||Mothers of the old world||12|
|Ch. 3||The accidental tourist||19|
|Ch. 4||The first, first lady||23|
|Ch. 5||Miners' angels and dance hall queens||28|
|Ch. 6||Homesteads and hard women||34|
|Ch. 7||The search for Eden||40|
|Ch. 8||Women at work||45|
|Ch. 9||Elite excess and riff-raff reality||51|
|Ch. 10||A rainbow society||58|
|Ch. 11||Painters, poets and politicians||64|
|Ch. 12||The last of the first||71|
|Postscript - a woman of fortitude||73|