Isabelle Groenhof, Rubia Akram, Zachary Brewer
April 17, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 425 Pages
ISBN 9780367375966 - CAT# K442941
Series: History of Feminism
This is a 7 volume collection of primary texts, each selected and introduced by experts, reproducing in facsimile a wealth of materials related to the history of women and warfare in the English-speaking world. The editors are historians and literary scholars with a wealth of publications in womenâ€™s writing and war literature. The project focuses, for most of its historical range, on England (and Britain); it also includes volumes on the United States, Australia, and Canada. The collection documents womenâ€™s historical and literary participation in, and commentary on, war. It represents the first attempt to examine the variety of roles women have played in war, and as critics and commentators on war, across all of history into the twentieth century. The project makes a unique and powerful claim about the long history of womenâ€™s involvement in war in the English-speaking world. This volume covers Canadian women and war during the period 1763-1945.
Volume VII: Canadian Women Write the Wars, 1763-1945
Edited Isabelle Groenhof, Rubia Akram and Zachary Brewer
Part 1. Seven Yearsâ€™ War
1. Rosanna Leprohon, chapter 5 in The Manor House of De Villerai, A Tale of Canada Under the French Dominion (Montreal: Family Herald, 1859-1860), pp. 74-80.
Part 2. War of 1812 (1812-1814)
2. Agnes Maule Machar, extract from For King and Country: A Story of 1812 (Toronto: Adam, Stephenson & Co., 1874), pp. 211-223.
3. Sarah Ann Curzon, â€˜Act IIIâ€™, in Laura Secord, The Heroine of 1812: A Drama (Toronto, C. Blackett Robinson, 1887), pp. 50-63.
Part 3. Red River Rebellion (1869-70) and The Northwest Rebellion (1885)
4. E. Pauline Johnson, â€˜A Cry from an Indian Wifeâ€™, in Flint and Feather (Toronto: Musson Book Co., 1912), pp. 17-19.
5. Agnes Maule Machar, â€˜Quebec to Ontario: A Plea for the Life of Riel, September, 1885â€™, in Lays of The True North and Other Canadian Poems (London: Elliot Stock, 1902), pp. 36-37.
6. Kate Simpson Hayes, â€˜Riel,â€™ in Prairie Pot-Pourri (Winnipeg: Stovel, 1895), p. 42.
Part 4. The Second Boer War (1899-1902)
7. Georgina Fane Pope, â€˜Nursing in South Africa during the Boer War, 1899-1900â€™, The American Journal of Nursing, 3, 1, 1902, pp. 10-14.
8. Agnes Maule Machar, â€˜Our Lads to the Front: Embarkment of the Canadian Continent for South Africa, Quebec, October 31, 1899â€™, in Lays of The True North and Other Canadian Poems (London: Elliot Stock, 1902), pp. 46.
Part 5. First World War (1914-1918)
9. Nellie McClung, â€˜Letâ€™s Pretendâ€™, in The Next of Kin: Those Who Wait and Wonder (Toronto: Thomas Allen, 1917), pp. 46-52.
10. L. M. Montgomery, â€˜A War Weddingâ€™ and â€˜Word from Jemâ€™, in Rilla of Ingleside (Toronto: McClelland &wart, 1920), pp. 205-220, 345-354.
11. Nellie McClung, 'Men and Money', in Macleanâ€™s, 32, 11, 1919, pp. 15-17, 99-100.
12. Gertrude Arnold, â€˜On an Ambulance Trainâ€™, in Sister Anne! Sister Anne!! (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1919), pp. 1-18.
13. Laura Goodman Salverson, extracts from The Dark Weaver (Toronto: Ryerson, 1937), pp. 380-385, 399-405.
14. J. G. Sime, â€˜Munitionsâ€™, in Sister Woman (London: Grant Richards LTD., 1919), pp. 35-45.
15. Francis Marion Beynon, extracts from Aleta Day (Great Britain: C. W. Daniel Ltd., 1919), pp. 142-144, 153-165.
16. Grace Blackburn, extracts from The Man Child (Ottawa: Graphic, 1930), pp. 1, 42-50, 253-260.
17. Evah McKowan, extract from Janet of Kootenay (New York: George H. Doran, 1919), pp 261-265.
18. Nellie McClung, â€˜The War That Ends in Exhaustion Sometimes Mistaken for Peaceâ€™, in In Times Like These (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972), pp. 13-19.
19. Marion Anning, â€˜The Luminous Maidâ€™, in Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), p. 15.
20. Grace Blackburn, â€˜Christ in Flandersâ€™, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), pp. 20-22.
21. Grace Blackburn, â€˜The Doom of the Godsâ€™, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), pp. 22-23.
22. Jean Blewett, â€˜Mount Cavellâ€™, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), pp. 25-26.
23. Minnie Hallowell Bowen, â€˜Afterwardsâ€™, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), p. 30.
24. Minnie Hallowell Bowen, â€˜The Summonsâ€™, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), p. 29.
25. Helena Coleman, â€˜Autumn, 1917â€™, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1918), pp. 49-50.
26. Helena Coleman, â€˜Oh, Not When April Wakes the Daffodilsâ€™, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), pp. 50-51.
27. Isabel Ecclestone Mackay â€˜The War Makerâ€™, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), pp. 136-137.
28. L. M. Montgomery, â€˜Our Womenâ€™, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), p. 158.
29. Jean Munro Mulloy, â€˜Johnnie Canuckâ€™s the Boyâ€™, in Johnnie Canuckâ€™s the Boy (2nd ed.) (Toronto: The Anglo-Canadian Music Publisherâ€™s Association, 1918), pp. 3-5.
30. Sheila Rand, â€˜On a Canadian Prairie, May 24th, 1915â€™, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), pp. 184-186.
31. Virna Sheard, â€˜The Shellsâ€™, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), p. 220.
32. Gertrude Arnold, â€˜A Blighty Christmas: How Yuletide Was Spent Under the Red Crossâ€™, Macleanâ€™s, 32,12,1919, pp. 29-30, 79.
33. Gertrude Arnold, â€˜The Search for Missing Men: and Other Stories of a Canadian V.A.D.â€™, Macleanâ€™s, 32,11,1919, pp. 27-28, 74-79.
34. Constance Bruce, chapter 6 from Humour in Tragedy: Hospital Life Behind 3 Fronts by a Canadian Nursing Sister (London: Skeffington, 1919), pp. 54-67.
35. Clare Gass, extract from The War Diary of Clare Gass 1915-1918, Susan Mann (ed.) (Montreal: McGill-Queenâ€™s University Press, 2000), pp. 155-186.
36. L. M. Montgomery, â€˜August 5, 1914â€™, in Jen Rubio (ed.), L.M. Montgomeryâ€™s Complete Journals: 1911-1917 (Oakville: Rockâ€™s Mills Press, 2016), pp. 161-162.
5.4 Pacifist Women Writers
37. Flora MacDonald Denison, War and Women (Toronto: Canadian Suffrage Association, 1916), pp. 2-7.
38. Julia Grace Wales, Continuous Mediation Without Armistice (Madison, WI: The Wisconsin Peace Society, 1915), pp. 3-13.
5.5 Newfoundland and World War I
39. Margaret Iris Duley, A Pair of Grey Socks (St. Johnâ€™s, 1916), pp. 1-16.
40. Tryphena Chancey Duley, â€˜Mothers of Men,â€™ in The Distaff (St Johnâ€™s: The Royal Gazette, 1917), pp. 11-13.
Part 6. Spanish Civil War
41. Mary Elizabeth Colman, â€˜We Men Are of Two Worldsâ€™, in Canadian Poetry in English (Ryerson, 1954), pp. 14-16.
42. Margaret Day, â€˜Ode to Spring: 1937â€™, in Nicola Vulpe and Maha Albari (eds.), Sealed in Struggle: Canadian Poetry and the Spanish Civil War (Universidad de la Laguna: Center for Canadian Studies, 1995), p. 104.
43. Dorothy Livesay, â€˜Cataloniaâ€™, Canadian Literature 47, Winter 1971, pp. 44-48.
44. Dorothy Livesay, â€˜Spainâ€™, New Frontierã€€2, June 1937, p. 16.
45. Dorothy Livesay, â€˜Words Before Battleâ€™, in Collected Poems: The Two Seasons (McGraw-Hill-Ryerson, 1972), pp. 102-103.
46. Miriam Waddington, â€˜Dog Daysâ€™, in Green World. First Statement, 1945.
47. Margaret Crang, â€˜Thought Death Imminent in "Ghost" Carâ€”Ald. Crangâ€™, in Edmonton Journal, 17 October 1936, p. 1, 3.
48. Jean E. Watts, â€˜Gentleman of the Pressâ€™, New Frontier, 2, 3, 1937, p. 12.
Part 7. World War Two
49. Gwethalyn Graham, extract from Earth and High Heaven (London: Jonathan Cape, 1944), pp. 141-150.
50. Gabrielle Roy, chapter 33 in The Tin Flute (New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947), pp. 307-315.
51. M. E. Strathern, â€˜Cinderella Joins Upâ€™, C.W.A.C. News Letter, 2, 7, October 1945, p. 6.
52. Mavis Gallant, â€˜Introductionâ€™, in Joyce Hibbert (ed.), The War Brides (Scarborough: PMA Booksroy, 1978), pp. xi-xix.
53. Olga Guttormson, extract from Ships Will Sail Again (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Publishing House, 1942), pp. 22-39.
54. Katherine N. Strachan, â€˜I Was a German Prisonerâ€™, Canadian Red Cross Despatch, September-December, pp. 3, 9, pp. 5, 9, and pp. 8-9.
55. Patricia Allen. â€˜Waiting for your Call-Upâ€™, The Tiddley Times, April-May 1944.
56. Isabel Macneill. â€˜Editorialâ€™, in The Tiddley Times, April-May 1944.
57. Molly Lamb Bobak, "W110278": The Personal War Records of Private Lamb. 22 Nov. 1942- 4 May 1944.
58. Margaret Brooke, Letter to Hewi, â€˜TSâ€™, 21 October 1942, pp. 1-4.
59. Margaret Iris Duley, â€˜The Canteenâ€™, in The Caribou Hut (Toronto: Ryerson, 1949), pp. 50- 66.
7.5 Canadian Women Poets of World War II
60. Clara Bernhardt, â€˜Unconqueredâ€™, in Far Horizon (Preston: Galt Printers, 1941), pp. 6.
61. Clara Bernhardt, â€˜Blackoutâ€™, in Far Horizon (Preston: Galt Printers, 1941), pp. 16-17.
62. Clara Bernhardt, â€˜Village in the War Timeâ€™, in Far Horizon (Preston: Galt Printers, 1941), p.15.
63. Sara Carsley, â€˜Little Boats of Britain: Ballad of Dunkirkâ€™, in The Artisan (Toronto: Ryerson, 1941), pp. 7-8.
64. Sara Carsley, â€˜Fallen in Actionâ€™, in The Artisan (Toronto: Ryerson, 1941), pp. 4.
65. Doris Ferne, â€˜Ebb Tideâ€™, in Ebb Tide, (Toronto: Ryerson, 1941), p. 1.
66. Floris Clark McLaren, â€˜The Pity of War, the Pity War Distilledâ€™, Contemporary Verse, 6 December 1942, pp. 3-4.
67. Floris Clark McLaren, â€˜No Lock, No Lightâ€™, Contemporary Verse, 1, 1, September 1941, p. 7.
68. Floris Clark McLaren, â€˜These are the Boysâ€™, Contemporary Verse, 11, July 1944, p. 4.
69. P.K. Page, â€˜The Stenographersâ€™, in As Ten as Twenty (Toronto: Ryerson, 1946), pp. 12-13.
Part 8. Holocaust Literature
70. Mary Elizabeth Coleman, â€˜For This Freedom Tooâ€™, in For This Freedom Too (Toronto: Ryerson, 1942), p. 1-2.
71. Mary Elizabeth Coleman, â€˜The Costâ€™, in For This Freedom Too (Toronto: Ryerson, 1942), pp. 2-3.
72. Anne Marriott, â€˜Business Man, War Timeâ€™, in Sandstone and Other Poems (Toronto: Ryerson, 1946), p. 36.