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Obligation and opportunity : single Maritime women in Boston, 1870-1930

Author: Mary Elizabeth Beattie
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca [New York] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2000.
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"Obligation and Opportunity opens a window into the world of the women who moved from the Maritimes to New England for work. Urged to stay home by tales of danger and woe in the newspapers, they still left by the thousands, and in numbers larger than those for men." "Beattie examines the rural families they left, the urban environment they entered in Boston, and the different occupations they filled. She sheds new  Read more...
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Beattie, Mary Elizabeth, 1945-
Obligation and opportunity.
Montreal ; Ithaca [New York] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99900859
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Elizabeth Beattie
ISBN: 9780773568228 0773568220
OCLC Number: 163596695
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Maine, 1994.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 176 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Part 1: The Vanguard --
Part 2: Eldorado.
Responsibility: Betsy Beattie.
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In the years between Confederation and the Depression nearly 500,000 Maritimers left their homes to work in the United States or other parts of Canada. Why they left and how their departure affected  Read more...

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