Canadian Women in Print, 1750—1918

by Carole Gerson

Canadian Women in Print, 1750—1918 is the first historical examination of women’s engagement with multiple aspects of print over some two hundred years, from the settlers who wrote diaries and letters to the New Women who argued for ballots and equal rights. Considering women’s published writing as an intervention in the public sphere of national and material print culture, this book uses approaches from book history to address the working and living conditions of women who wrote in many genres and for many reasons. It received the 2010 Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian literary criticism, awarded annually by ACQL/ALCQ (Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures).