Women of the Klondike: The 15th Anniversary Edition

Women of the Klondike: The 15th Anniversary Edition

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by Frances Backhouse
     
 
Discover the compelling stories of the brave and adventurous women whose lives were forever changed by the Klondike gold rush. When the steamship Portland docked in Seattle's harbour in 1897, a group of scruffy men and women walked down the gangplank. There was nothing remarkable about them, except they were dragging sacks stuffed with half a million dollars? worth of

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Discover the compelling stories of the brave and adventurous women whose lives were forever changed by the Klondike gold rush. When the steamship Portland docked in Seattle's harbour in 1897, a group of scruffy men and women walked down the gangplank. There was nothing remarkable about them, except they were dragging sacks stuffed with half a million dollars? worth of gold. Among them was Ethel Berry, who helped mine one of the richest claims in the Klondike. Compared to the tens of thousands of men, the number of women who joined the stampede was never high, but their impact was immense. They were miners, entrepreneurs, teachers, doctors, nurses, journalists, entertainers, missionaries, and mothers. Using diaries, letters, memoirs, newspaper accounts, and more than 50 archival photographs, Backhouse has carefully researched the stories of these women and provided us with intimate and intriguing portraits. After Women of the Klondike was first published in 1995 it quickly became a Canadian bestseller. Now, over fifteen years later, the stories of these women continue to fascinate and entertain us in this electronic edition. This edition also features user-friendly hyperlinked cross-references and footnotes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770500556
Publisher:
Whitecap Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
961,543
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Frances Backhouse is a full-time professional writer with a passion for history. Her first book, Women of the Klondike (Whitecap, 1995), has become a Northern classic and was adapted for stage and performed by Theatre Erindale (University of Toronto) in November 2007. She is also the author of Hiking with Ghosts: The Chilkoot Trail Then and Now (Raincoast Books, 1999) and a contributor to Castles of the North: Canada?s Grand Hotels (Lynx Images, 2001). Her stories of Canada?s fascinating past have appeared in British Columbia Magazine, Canadian Geographic, The Beaver, Canadian Living, and Up Here. Frances also writes about nature and the environment and is the author of Woodpeckers of North America (Firefly Books, 2005) and Owls of North America (Firefly Books, 2008), as well as numerous articles in magazines such as Audubon, Canadian Wildlife, and Harrowsmith. She lives in Victoria, BC, with her partner, Mark Zuehlke, and can be found on the web at backhouse.ca.

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Women of the Klondike: The 15th Anniversary Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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