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100 Canadian heroines : famous and forgotten faces

Author: Merna Forster
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Group, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Meet some remarkable women in Canadian history, from the adventurous Gudridur the Viking to murdered Mi'kmaq activist Anna Mae Aquash. Women who made significant achievements in science, sport, politics, war and peace, arts and entertainment, and many other fields."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merna Forster
ISBN: 1550025147 9781550025149
OCLC Number: 56318568
Description: 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Kim Campbell --
Maude Abbott : specialist of the heart --
Lady Aberdeen : a lady of the empire --
Emma Albani : superstar --
Marie-Joseph Angelique : flames for freedom --
Anna Mae Aquash : murder of a Mi'kmaq activist --
Edith Jessie Archibald : the Cow Bay saloon raider --
Pitseolak Ashoona : Inuit life in art --
James Miranda Barry : was she or wasn't he? --
Martha Black : first lady of the Yukon --
Marguerite Bourgeoys : we shall teach --
Molly Brant : a Mohawk diplomat --
Harriet Brooks : forgotten physicist? --
Agnes Deans Cameron : Arctic bound --
Emily Carr : painting with passion --
Therese Casgrain : the dangerous radical --
Nellie Cashman : the angel of Cassiar --
Kit Coleman : woman's kingdom --
Laure Conan : tale of a broken heart --
Florence Deeks : taking H.G. Wells to court --
Mazo de la Roche : an imaginary world --
Carrie Derick : the professor --
Marie Dressler : an unlikely Hollywood star --
Margaret Duley : novels of Newfoundland --
Henrietta Muir Edwards : painting for a purpose --
Rose Fortune : policing the port --
Laure Gaudreault : a union militant --
Marie Lacoste Gerin-Lajole : militant mother --
Helen Grant : around the world --
Isobel Gunn : an Orkney lass called Fubbister --
Marie Guyart (Marie de l'Incarnation) : founder of the Ursulines --
Mary Riter Hamilton : the battlefields --
Helen Harrison : at home in a spitfire --
Ann Harvey : heroine of isle aux morts --
Ann Hebert : ah kamouraska! --
E. Cora Hind : of farm and field --
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless : homemaker with a mission --
Frances Anne Hopkins : Frances and the voyageurs --
Mina Hubbard : race through Labrador --
Francoise-Marie Jacquelin (Marie de la Tour) : heroine of Acadia --
E. Pauline Johnson : the Mohawk poet --
Leonora Howard King : a mandarin in imperial China --
Flores La Due : ride 'em cowgirl --
Mrs. Kwong Lee : landing in the forbidden city --
Anna Leonowens : after the king of Siam --
Beatrice Lillie : funniest woman in the world --
Jean Lumb : a Chinese voice --
Major Margaret C. Macdonald : our matron-in-chief --
Elizabeth Gregory MacGill : queen of the hurricanes --
Helen Gregory MacGill : Madam Judge --
Viola MacMillan : mining dynamo --
Helen MacMurchy : health heroine --
Agnes MacPhail : on the hill --
Jeanne Mance : the hospital that Jeanne built --
Hannah Maynard : eccentric genius behind the black box --
Nellie McClung : sowing seeds of reform --
Louise McKinney : a first in the British empire --
Violet McNaughton : champion of farm women --
Helen McNicoll : rediscovering an impressionist --
Aimee Semple McPherson : preaching the gospel --
Maud Menten : the brilliance of a biochemist --
Mikak : kidnapped --
Lucy Maud Montgomery : her beloved Anne of green gables --
Geraldine Moodle : the lens of a lady --
Phyllis Munday : upon a mountaintop --
Asayo Murakami : secrets of a picture bride --
Emily Murphy : Janey Canuck --
Nahnebahwequay : off to see the queen --
Margaret Newton : battle of the rust --
Mary Irene Parlby : farm women unite! --
Mona Parsons : escaping the nazis --
Mary Pickford : Gladys goes to Hollywood --
Georgina Pope : wartime adventures in nursing --
Isabella Preston : for the love of lilies --
Susanna Carson Rijnhart : tragedy in Tibet --
Lea Roback : militant on the March --
Fanny Rosenfeld : world's greatest woman athlete --
Gabrielle Roy : literary legend --
Idola Saint-Jean : are women people? --
Laura Goodman Salverson : a daughter of Iceland --
Margaret Marshall Saunders : the beloved "beautiful Joe" --
Laura Secord : loyalist Laura --
and not a chocolate in sight! --
Shaaw Tlaa (Kate Carmack) : did Kate strike gold? --
Mary Ann Shadd : let them be free --
Shanawdithit : a Canadian tragedy --
Hide Hyodo Shimizu : fighting for justice --
Mary Meager Southcott : the Florence Nightingale of Newfoundland --
Georgina Ann Stirling : Nightingale of the north --
Emily Stowe : emily for equality --
Taqulittuq (Tookoolito) : guiding the kabloonas --
Kateri Tekakwitha : lily of the mohawks --
Thanadelthur : a priceless prize of war --
Gudridur Thorbjarnardottir : what a viking! --
Mary Travers : songs of Quebec --
Jenny Trout : doctor Jenny --
Harriet Tubman : wanted : dead or alive --
Madeleine de Vercheres : holding the fort --
Eileen Vollick : can a girl learn to fly? --
Portia White : singing in her dreams --
Alice Wilson : a geologist --
at last! --
Marie-Marguerite d'Youville : Marguerite's mission.
Other Titles: One hundred Canadian heroines
Responsibility: by Merna Forster.

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"Meet some remarkable women in Canadian history, from the adventurous Gudridur the Viking to murdered Mi'kmaq activist Anna Mae Aquash. Women who made significant achievements in science, sport, politics, war and peace, arts and entertainment, and many other fields."--Jacket.

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