Homesteaders: From Confederation To The Great War

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Item#: 9780889775152
Author Rollings-Magnusson, Sandra
Cover Hardback
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The Homesteaderscovers the whole settler experience, beginning the year Canada was founded and the first sodbusters appeared in what is now Saskatchewan, right through the immigration boom years preceding the First World War. In their own words, settlers recount their lives from the moment they registered for their “home quarter -- 160 acres of land given to them, so long as they could cultivate it. Homesteaders describe the formidable task of building the family home from sod or logs, the back-
eaking labour of cropping and harvesting the fields, the patience needed when working with draught animals, and the misery of dealing with the pests which threatened their livelihood. Their reminiscences extend further as they discuss the type of food that was available, the medical practicesthey had to endure, and the educational experiences of their children in one-room schoolhouses, as well as their hobbies, the books that they read, the songs they sang, the pets that they owned, the games that they played, and the local dances, picnics, weddings, and chivarees that they attended during these early years.

Short Description
With stunning photographs and accounts in the homesteaders' own words,The Homesteaders
ings to life the hopes, dreams, and toil of settlers who
oke ground on the prairies.