A Better Life

Teresa MacIsaac

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ISBN: 9781897009178

A Better Life

A Portrait of Highland Women in Nova Scotia

  Author:   Teresa MacIsaac    
  Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press

MacIsaac interviewed nearly 100 descendants of Highland Scots women and provides this heart-and-soul treatment of the lives of Scots immigrants from women’s perspective. She includes an extensive look at women in teaching, nursing and religious congregations. This is an exploration of the traditions and experiences in the lives of Highland Scottish women – in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and in the eastern counties of Nova Scotia where so many of them settled (Pictou, Antigonish, Inverness and Victoria counties primarily). In A Better Life, oral accounts obtained from descendants, enriched by written sources – precious archival collections and rare books – offer insight into the influences central to the cultural, religious, working, caring and devotional lives of Highland women: the dreams and realities of a better life if Nova Scotia.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781897009178
Item CB0031
PublisherCape Breton University Press
PublisherCape Breton University Press
Published on December 1 2006
Language eng
Pages 200
Format Paperback
Dimensions6(in) x 9(in)
Shipping weight335(g)