A Better Life : A Portrait of Highland Women in Nova Scotia. First Edtion

By: MacISAAC, Teresa

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MacISAAC, Teresa. A Better Life : A Portrait of Highland Women in Nova Scotia. Sydney, Nova Scotia : Cape Breton University Press, (2006). First Edtion. Pp (4),5-203,(1). Illustrated with three maps and 50 b&w photos in the text. 8vo, art-illustrated cardcovers, lettered in black & white.

Teresa MacIsaac (b. 1935) was living in Antigonish at the time of publication.

"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 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 in Nova Scotia." - from the rear.

Preface;
1. Upheaval in the Homeland.
2. Crossing and Settling.
3. Culture and Language.
4. Religion.
5. Domestic Activities.
6. Highland Women in their [Nova Scotia] Communities.
7. Life in the Industrial Areas.
8. Women's Work Outside the Home.
9. Women in Religious Congregations.

With endnotes, bibliography and index.

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Title: A Better Life : A Portrait of Highland Women in Nova Scotia. First Edtion

Author Name: MacISAAC, Teresa

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, N.S., 2006, ISBN:9781897009178: 2006

ISBN Number: 1897009178

ISBN Number 13: 9781897009178

Seller ID: 112897

Keywords: SCOTTISH HIGHLAMD WOMEN WOMSTU NOVA SCOTIA CANADA CANADIAN CAPE BRETON SOCIAL LIFE CUSTOMS ANTIGONISH COUNTY PICTOU INVERNESS LOCAL HISTORY,