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A Cultural History of Canada

Feb 7, 2021

In which we flash back to 1769 for a one-and-done-episode on 'The History of Emily Montague', a book often considered to be the very first Canadian novel - and it was written by a woman! How's that for being radical? We talk about 18th century feminism, the author's politics, what the book tells us about Canada at the time, and of course, whether this can be called a first in Canada!

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