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Lilies & fireweed : frontier women of British Columbia

Author: Stephen Hume
Publisher: Madeira Park, BC : Harbour Pub., ©2004.
Series: Raincoast chronicles, 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed explores a subject historians have avoided far too long: the instrumental role aboriginal and pioneer women played in the making of British Columbia." "From hospitals to dance halls, from the classroom to the cannery floor, this pictorial history examines indigenous and immigrant women's positions in the workplace, home and wilderness. We meet 17-year-old Frances  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hume
ISBN: 1550173138 9781550173130
OCLC Number: 56197145
Notes: Based on the series Frontier women of BC, published in the Vancouver Sun, 2002.
Description: 80 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Pioneering through the ages --
Mothers of the old world --
The accidental tourist --
The first, first lady --
Miners' angels and dance hall queens --
Homesteads and hard women --
The search for Eden --
Women at work --
Elite excess and riff-raff reality --
A rainbow society --
Painters, poets and politicians --
The last of the first --
Postscript --
a woman of fortitude.
Series Title: Raincoast chronicles, 20.
Other Titles: Lilies and fireweed
Responsibility: Stephen Hume ; photo research by Kate Bird.
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"Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed explores a subject historians have avoided far too long: the instrumental role aboriginal and pioneer women played in the making of British Columbia." "From hospitals to dance halls, from the classroom to the cannery floor, this pictorial history examines indigenous and immigrant women's positions in the workplace, home and wilderness. We meet 17-year-old Frances Barkley, who insisted on accompanying her husband on a merchant voyage to British Columbia in 1786 and twice circumnavigated the world; Lady Amelia Douglas, the half-Cree wife of Governor James Douglas, who played her own important 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 B.C." "Brimming with historical photographs and packed with unforgettable stories of women surviving in the unforgiving environment of early British Columbia, Lillies and Fireweed is based on award-winning journalist Stephen Hume's popular series "Frontier Women of B.C.," which appeared in the Vancouver Sun in 2002"--Jacket.

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