Legacy and Contribution to Canada of European Female Emigrants

by Francoise Le Jeune (Volume editor)
©2003 Conference proceedings 239 Pages


The essays of this volume were gathered together on the occasion of a conference held at the Centre for Canadian Studies and Research of the University of Nantes. The theme of the conference emerged out of earlier reflections on the fact that there was only a small range of works on the vast topic of «Contribution and Legacy of Female European Emigrants to Canada». The scholars who contributed to this collection had each been concerned with the social history of emigration to Canada over the three or four centuries of its settlement and expansion. Readers will find three sections organized partly chronologically, partly thematically around two topics: women’s contribution to a migrant group, and individuals’ legacy. This wide range of articles in English and French also provides an on-going reflection on the use of sources from a historical, sociological and literary perspective.


ISBN (Softcover)
Kanada Europäische Einwanderin Geschichte Kongress Nantes (2000) 18th and 19th century history of Europe Canada social history of Canada Women labour in Canada Women and Emigration British Empire 18th and 19th history of Canada
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Oxford, Wien, 2003. 237 pp.

Biographical notes

Francoise Le Jeune (Volume editor)

The Editor: Françoise Le Jeune teaches the history of the British Empire as well as Canadian History at the University of Nantes (France). In her research, she focuses on the various discourses on women as empire-builders in 19th-century British colonies.


Title: Legacy and Contribution to Canada of European Female Emigrants