Peter Ward, who has been researching the history of courtship and marriage in Canada for many years, sets this tender love story in context in his introduction. As he details, the diary includes all the great themes of the history of courtship in nineteenth-century English Canada: youthful passion, parental opposition, religious differences, and the practical problems of securing an income sufficient to wed.
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division|
|Product dimensions:||6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)|
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