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Voyages of Hope: The Saga of the Bride-Ships

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A line of nervous young women got off a ship in Victoria Harbour in 1862 and had to walk the gauntlet between two rows of jostling, eager men. One girl, proposed to on the spot, accepted equally quickly and left town with her new husband. Why did these shiploads of women leave everything behind in England and come to the west coast? The answers lie in the lusty turmoil of a gold-rush frontier, the horrible disruptions of industrial England and the conflicting aims of earnest Christians and early British feminists.

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A line of nervous young women got off a ship in Victoria Harbour in 1862 and had to walk the gauntlet between two rows of jostling, eager men. Why did these shiploads of women leave everything behind in England and come to the west coast.The answers lie in the lusty turmoil of a gold-rush frontier, the horrible disruptions of industrial England and the conflicting aims of earnest Christians and early British feminists. Missionaries, worried about miners, souls, or, more precisely, their consorting with prostitutes-pleaded for virtuous young women to tame the frontier, and the surplus of women in England without jobs, both educated gentlewomen and girls of little schooling, seemed to be the perfect solution. But it wasn't that easy.Voyages of Hope details the misunderstanding, neglect and downright nastiness that plagued the bride-ships. It also shows how most of these optimistic women seized their chance to create a better life and contributed their courage to an adventurous new colony.

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w6w6 Includes bibliographical references and index.

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ISBN:
9780920663790
Author:
Johnson, Peter Wilto
Publisher:
Touchwood Editions
Author:
Johnson, Peter
Location:
Victoria, B.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
British
Subject:
British Columbia
Subject:
Women immigrants
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
Canada - Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
Subject:
Colombie-Britannique
Subject:
Immigrantes
Subject:
World History-Canada
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.66x5.44x.69 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Horsdal & Schubart Publishers, Ltd. - English 9780920663790 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A line of nervous young women got off a ship in Victoria Harbour in 1862 and had to walk the gauntlet between two rows of jostling, eager men. Why did these shiploads of women leave everything behind in England and come to the west coast.The answers lie in the lusty turmoil of a gold-rush frontier, the horrible disruptions of industrial England and the conflicting aims of earnest Christians and early British feminists. Missionaries, worried about miners, souls, or, more precisely, their consorting with prostitutes-pleaded for virtuous young women to tame the frontier, and the surplus of women in England without jobs, both educated gentlewomen and girls of little schooling, seemed to be the perfect solution. But it wasn't that easy.Voyages of Hope details the misunderstanding, neglect and downright nastiness that plagued the bride-ships. It also shows how most of these optimistic women seized their chance to create a better life and contributed their courage to an adventurous new colony.
"Synopsis" by , w6w6 Includes bibliographical references and index.
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