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Author Name:    ENNIS, Frances and Helen WOODROW, eds. WOODROW, Helen, ed.

Title:   Strong as the Ocean : Women's Work in the Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries. pbk.

Publisher:    Harrish Press, St. John's, NF, 1996, ISBN:0968133800 

Seller ID:   75869

ENNIS, Frances and Helen WOODROW, (eds.). Strong as the Ocean : Women's Work in the Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries. (St. John's, NF: Harrish Press, 1996). First Edition. Pp. (4),[5]-86,(2). Illustrated. Double column. Oblong 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. A collection of biographical sketches of women who worked in the Newfoundland fishing industry : Louise Belbinand Violet Green; Lillian Day; Bernice Duffett; Rose Furlong; Louisa Flowe rs; Nellie Croft; Lil Clarke; Denyse Sheppard; Agnes Pike. "In the end, tenwomen worked with us to develop oral histories about their life in the ind ustry. Helen interviewed Lillian Day, Agnes Pike and Lit Clarke. Frances worked with Louise Belbin and her daughter Violet Green, Louisa Flowers, Bernice Duffett and Rose Furlong. Fellow FishNet member Jane Robinson spoke with Denyse Sheppard and Nellie Croft. Strong as the Ocean does not tell the whole story of women and their work in the Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries. But the stories that are told here - of cold November days on the beach, rough seas at early morning and tired feet at shift end - teach us about women's endless days of work in the industry, at home, and in the community. In this book women are historians. They reflect on their own work environments, and how their labor is valued. The women analyze the relationships among managers and workers, and between husbands and wives. They consider society's view of women's work, and of fisheries workers. Many critical themes emerge from their chronicles." (from the Foreword). Minor smudging to covers, else very good. 15.00


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