Women of the Klondike

Women of the Klondike


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Women of the Klondike by Frances Backhouse

Here are the stories of those fascinatingly diverse women -- entrepreneurs, domestics, nuns, doctors, nurses, and journalists -- who played a critical role in the Klondike gold rush at the turn of the century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781552854075
Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Frances Backhouse is a writer with a passion for Canadian history. Author of Hiking with Ghosts (Raincoast, 1999) as well as the bestselling Women of the Klondike, Frances also contributes to magazines such as British Columbia Magazine, and Canadian Geographic, The Beaver, and Canadian Living.

Table of Contents

Foreword Pierre Berton V

Preface to the 15th Anniversary Edition VII

Preface to the First Edition IX

Acknowledgements XI


Chapter 1 First Woman of the Klondike 1

Chapter 2 Women on the Gold Rush Trail 11

Chapter 3 Loyal Wives and Hopeful Spinsters 37

Chapter 4 Ministering to the Wants of Helpless Masculinity 59

Chapter 5 Come and Do a Shuffle with Me, Sam 79

Chapter 6 Hunting for Souls in the Goldfields 107

Chapter 7 The New Woman in the North 125

Chapter 8 With Shovel and Gold Pan 145

Chapter 9 “Doing” the Klondike 159

Chapter 10 Woman Holds the Field 171

Epilogue to the 2000 Revised Edition 185

Notes 199

Selected Bibliography 211

Photograph Credits 214

Index 216

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