No Place Like Home

Diaries and Letters of Nova Scotia Women 1771-1938

by Margaret Conrad, Toni Laidlaw, and Donna Smyth

No Place Like Home offers immediate, intimate reflections on the remarkable range of experiences enjoyed--and suffered--by Nova Scotia women.

These colourful diaries and personal letters provide fascinating insights into the lives of Nova Scotian women in periods of rapid and dramatic historical change.

The editors have discovered a wealth of material chronicling the lives of women since the late-eighteenth century, women with rich and varied life-experiences: missionaries, teachers, office workers, farmers, housekeepers and factory workers, both young and old, rural and urban.

No Place Like Home offers immediate, intimate reflections on the remarkable range of experiences enjoyed--and suffered--by Nova Scotia women.

About the Authors

Margaret Conrad

MARGARET CONRAD teaches history at Acadia University and has written several books, including a biography of George Nowlan, the longtime Conservative MP and cabinet minister in the Diefenbaker government.

Toni Laidlaw

TONI LAIDLAW teaches in the School of Education at Dalhousie Univeristy. She is a feminist therapist and has been instrumental in developing Womens Studies in Atlantic Canada.'(more)

Donna Smyth

DONNA SMYTH is an English professor at Acadia University and the author of several works, including two novels, Quilt and Subversive Elements.

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