Beginnings

Beginnings

Stories of Canada's Past

Book - 2001
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Ann Walsh has selected fourteen captivating stories written by accomplished authors from across Canada for this historical anthology. Each of the stories focuses on a "first-time" historical experience, such as the meeting between natives and Europeans at Fort St. James; the ship carrying filles du roi as brides for the settlers of New France; the first elections in which women in Canada were allowed to vote; the first gourmet meal cooked in a CPR rail camp for Cornelius Van Horne; a mine disaster in the Crowsnest Pass, with the subsequent introduction of safety lamps for the miners; and an account of the "Home Children" first sent to Canada during the nineteenth century, supposedly for a better life, but often to work in slave-labour conditions.
Publisher: Vancouver : Ronsdale Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780921870876
0921870876
Branch Call Number: J FIC Begin 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 227 p
Additional Contributors: Walsh, Ann 1942-

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