Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press (April 18, 2000)
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rigorously made from oral interviews, diaries, letters, written memories, census info, and different ancient resources, legal responsibility and chance opens a window into the area of the ladies who moved from the Maritimes to New England for paintings. prompt to stick via stories of risk and woe within the newspapers, they nonetheless left via the millions, and in numbers greater than these for males. Beattie examines the agricultural households they left, the city atmosphere they entered in Boston, and the various occupations they crammed. She sheds new gentle at the reaction of rural households to monetary switch and the results of gender on offerings for younger ladies. She demonstrates that first-generation emigrants, who omitted of a necessity to discover paintings and ship a refund domestic, eased the way in which for second-generation emigrants, who left to hunt possibilities within the tremendous urban. legal responsibility and chance deals new insights not just for everybody attracted to the historical past of the Maritimes and Boston but additionally for students and others attracted to relatives heritage, women's experiences, labour background, and migration stories.