Family Life and Sociability in Upper and Lower Canada, 1780-1870: A View from Diaries and Family Correspondence

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Feb 18, 2003 - History - 372 pages
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She notes that courtship usually took place within the social network of interactions with kin and neighbours and shows that family life was located in a broad social space that included people of various ages. By examining the correspondence and diaries of francophone and anglophone middle-class families of various faiths, NoŽl presents touching stories of family life in the Canadas in the early nineteenth century.
  

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Contents

Courtship and Engagement
19
Marriage
60
Housekeeping and Household Production
82
Married Life
102
Introduction
131
Childhood
148
Childhood Accidents Illness and Death
165
Introduction
191
Family Sociability
239
1z Family Correspondence
259
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Francoise Noel is associate professor in the Department of History, Nipissing University.

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