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The Journal of Eliza Calkins White: A View of Mid-nineteenth Century Rural Life in Quebec's Eastern Townships

@inproceedings{Holloway2012TheJO,
  title={The Journal of Eliza Calkins White: A View of Mid-nineteenth Century Rural Life in Quebec's Eastern Townships},
  author={Anne Holloway},
  year={2012}
}
Eliza Calkins White and family moved from Vermont to the Townships in the late 1830s. Her journal, written sporadically between 1852 and 1874, offers a rare opportunity to examine the daily details of a world that has received little attention from historians, that of farm life in the borderland of southern Quebec. This thesis endeavours to convey a picture of that life as voiced by Eliza through the journal, while addressing its contents in terms of the questions debated in contemporary… Expand