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This book is a rare personal entry into so many interesting subjects of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: emerging feminist movements, temperance, alternative medicine, and migrations west. I often find that reading about these subjects from a historical perspective lacks the personal side - the stories of the people that believed in and championed alternative ideas, or traveled incredibly far to start new lives. Sarah Jameson Craig's story is a fascinating look at one woman's convic...
I interviewed the author of this book for a radio show I used to host for Trent Radio (the campus/community radio station in Peterborough, Ontario). I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book, which paints a portrait of a nineteenth century woman who is prepared to make incredible sacrifices in order to live according to her convictions.
An excellent read! The book details one Canadian woman's hopes, dreams, trials, failures, and successes through the mid-19th and early-20th century. I learned a lot about Canadian social and feminist history. I’m sure it will be included on many university course lists in the coming years.