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Women and War: V7

Canadian Women Write the Wars, 1763-1945, 1st Edition

Edited by Isabelle Groenhof, Rubia Akram, Zachary Brewer

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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 women’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 women’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 women’s involvement in war in the English-speaking world. This volume covers Canadian women and war during the period 1763-1945.

Table of Contents

Volume VII: Canadian Women Write the Wars, 1763-1945

Edited Isabelle Groenhof, Rubia Akram and Zachary Brewer

Contents

Acknowledgements

 

Part 1. Seven Years’ 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, ‘Act III’, 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, ‘A Cry from an Indian Wife’, in Flint and Feather (Toronto: Musson Book Co., 1912), pp. 17-19.

5. Agnes Maule Machar, ‘Quebec to Ontario: A Plea for the Life of Riel, September, 1885’, in Lays of The True North and Other Canadian Poems (London: Elliot Stock, 1902), pp. 36-37.

6. Kate Simpson Hayes, ‘Riel,’ in Prairie Pot-Pourri (Winnipeg: Stovel, 1895), p. 42.

Part 4. The Second Boer War (1899-1902)

7. Georgina Fane Pope, ‘Nursing in South Africa during the Boer War, 1899-1900’, The American Journal of Nursing, 3, 1, 1902, pp. 10-14.

8. Agnes Maule Machar, ‘Our Lads to the Front: Embarkment of the Canadian Continent for South Africa, Quebec, October 31, 1899’, in Lays of The True North and Other Canadian Poems (London: Elliot Stock, 1902), pp. 46.

Part 5. First World War (1914-1918)

5.1 Fiction

9. Nellie McClung, ‘Let’s Pretend’, in The Next of Kin: Those Who Wait and Wonder (Toronto: Thomas Allen, 1917), pp. 46-52.

10. L. M. Montgomery, ‘A War Wedding’ and ‘Word from Jem’, in Rilla of Ingleside (Toronto: McClelland &wart, 1920), pp. 205-220, 345-354.

11. Nellie McClung, 'Men and Money', in Maclean’s, 32, 11, 1919, pp. 15-17, 99-100.

12. Gertrude Arnold, ‘On an Ambulance Train’, 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, ‘Munitions’, 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, ‘The War That Ends in Exhaustion Sometimes Mistaken for Peace’, in In Times Like These (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972), pp. 13-19.

5.2 Poetry

19. Marion Anning, ‘The Luminous Maid’, in Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), p. 15.

20. Grace Blackburn, ‘Christ in Flanders’, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), pp. 20-22.

21. Grace Blackburn, ‘The Doom of the Gods’, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), pp. 22-23.

22. Jean Blewett, ‘Mount Cavell’, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), pp. 25-26.

23. Minnie Hallowell Bowen, ‘Afterwards’, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), p. 30.

24. Minnie Hallowell Bowen, ‘The Summons’, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), p. 29.

25. Helena Coleman, ‘Autumn, 1917’, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1918), pp. 49-50.

26. Helena Coleman, ‘Oh, Not When April Wakes the Daffodils’, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), pp. 50-51.

27. Isabel Ecclestone Mackay ‘The War Maker’, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), pp. 136-137.

28. L. M. Montgomery, ‘Our Women’, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), p. 158.

29. Jean Munro Mulloy, ‘Johnnie Canuck’s the Boy’, in Johnnie Canuck’s the Boy (2nd ed.) (Toronto: The Anglo-Canadian Music Publisher’s Association, 1918), pp. 3-5.

30. Sheila Rand, ‘On a Canadian Prairie, May 24th, 1915’, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), pp. 184-186.

31. Virna Sheard, ‘The Shells’, in John Garvin (ed.), Canadian Poems of the Great War (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1918), p. 220.

5.3 Non-Fiction

 

32. Gertrude Arnold, ‘A Blighty Christmas: How Yuletide Was Spent Under the Red Cross’, Maclean’s, 32,12,1919, pp. 29-30, 79.

33. Gertrude Arnold, ‘The Search for Missing Men: and Other Stories of a Canadian V.A.D.’, Maclean’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-Queen’s University Press, 2000), pp. 155-186.

36. L. M. Montgomery, ‘August 5, 1914’, in Jen Rubio (ed.), L.M. Montgomery’s Complete Journals: 1911-1917 (Oakville: Rock’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. John’s, 1916), pp. 1-16.

40. Tryphena Chancey Duley, ‘Mothers of Men,’ in The Distaff (St John’s: The Royal Gazette, 1917), pp. 11-13.

Part 6. Spanish Civil War

6.1 Poetry

41. Mary Elizabeth Colman, ‘We Men Are of Two Worlds’, in Canadian Poetry in English (Ryerson, 1954), pp. 14-16.

42. Margaret Day, ‘Ode to Spring: 1937’, 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, ‘Catalonia’, Canadian Literature 47, Winter 1971, pp. 44-48.

44. Dorothy Livesay, ‘Spain’, New Frontier 2, June 1937, p. 16.

45. Dorothy Livesay, ‘Words Before Battle’, in Collected Poems: The Two Seasons (McGraw-Hill-Ryerson, 1972), pp. 102-103.

46. Miriam Waddington, ‘Dog Days’, in Green World. First Statement, 1945.

6.2 Non-Fiction

47. Margaret Crang, ‘Thought Death Imminent in "Ghost" Car—Ald. Crang’, in Edmonton Journal, 17 October 1936, p. 1, 3.

48. Jean E. Watts, ‘Gentleman of the Press’, New Frontier, 2, 3, 1937, p. 12.

 

Part 7. World War Two

7.1 Fiction

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, ‘Cinderella Joins Up’, C.W.A.C. News Letter, 2, 7, October 1945, p. 6.

7.2 Non-Fiction

52. Mavis Gallant, ‘Introduction’, 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, ‘I Was a German Prisoner’, Canadian Red Cross Despatch, September-December, pp. 3, 9, pp. 5, 9, and pp. 8-9.

55. Patricia Allen. ‘Waiting for your Call-Up’, The Tiddley Times, April-May 1944.

56. Isabel Macneill. ‘Editorial’, 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.

    1. Canadian Nurses in World War II
    2. 58. Margaret Brooke, Letter to Hewi, ‘TS’, 21 October 1942, pp. 1-4.

    3. Newfoundland and World War II

59. Margaret Iris Duley, ‘The Canteen’, in The Caribou Hut (Toronto: Ryerson, 1949), pp. 50- 66.

7.5 Canadian Women Poets of World War II

60. Clara Bernhardt, ‘Unconquered’, in Far Horizon (Preston: Galt Printers, 1941), pp. 6.

61. Clara Bernhardt, ‘Blackout’, in Far Horizon (Preston: Galt Printers, 1941), pp. 16-17.

62. Clara Bernhardt, ‘Village in the War Time’, in Far Horizon (Preston: Galt Printers, 1941), p.15.

63. Sara Carsley, ‘Little Boats of Britain: Ballad of Dunkirk’, in The Artisan (Toronto: Ryerson, 1941), pp. 7-8.

64. Sara Carsley, ‘Fallen in Action’, in The Artisan (Toronto: Ryerson, 1941), pp. 4.

65. Doris Ferne, ‘Ebb Tide’, in Ebb Tide, (Toronto: Ryerson, 1941), p. 1.

66. Floris Clark McLaren, ‘The Pity of War, the Pity War Distilled’, Contemporary Verse, 6 December 1942, pp. 3-4.

67. Floris Clark McLaren, ‘No Lock, No Light’, Contemporary Verse, 1, 1, September 1941, p. 7.

68. Floris Clark McLaren, ‘These are the Boys’, Contemporary Verse, 11, July 1944, p. 4.

69. P.K. Page, ‘The Stenographers’, in As Ten as Twenty (Toronto: Ryerson, 1946), pp. 12-13.

Part 8. Holocaust Literature

70. Mary Elizabeth Coleman, ‘For This Freedom Too’, in For This Freedom Too (Toronto: Ryerson, 1942), p. 1-2.

71. Mary Elizabeth Coleman, ‘The Cost’, in For This Freedom Too (Toronto: Ryerson, 1942), pp. 2-3.

72. Anne Marriott, ‘Business Man, War Time’, in Sandstone and Other Poems (Toronto: Ryerson, 1946), p. 36.

About the Editors

Isabelle Groenhof is a doctoral student in the Department of English, University of Calgary, Canada

Rubia Akram is a masters student in the Department of English, University of Calgary, Canada

Zachary Brewer is a doctoral student in the Department of English, University of Calgary, Canada

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Sets are published in hardback format of between three to six volumes and include full-length documents, pamphlets, reviews, newspaper articles and debates, letters, and fiction. The first set, Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand (edited by Ann Heilmann and Stephanie Forward), is concerned with the most prominent British New Woman writer and her contemporary critical reception.

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