Decoding the life lines of Almira Bell's 1833-1836 diaries : Barrington, Nova Scotia

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Stanley, Della Margaret Maude
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Rafuse, Nicole Myra 2011-05-09T12:31:40Z 2011-05-09T12:31:40Z 1997
dc.identifier.other HQ1460 B37 R34 1997
dc.description iv, 188 leaves : ill., map ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 180-188).
dc.description.abstract The diary of Almira Bell, a young unmarried school teacher living in Barrington, Nova Scotia during the 1830s, enables one to reconstruct the history of a rural pre-industrial Maritime community and to map the inner and outer life of a private individual. The focus of this study has been to examine the diaries of Almira Bell for the purposes of historical reconstruction. Three kinds of historical reconstruction have been attempted: the social and cultural history of Barrington in the 1830s; the history of women in a given time and place; and the story of Almira Bell's personal life between 1833 and 1836. Historical reconstruction is the piecing together of an event, of an environment, of a person's life or of a community, based on bits of evidence drawn from documents created in the past. The diary is one such source, providing clues and actual data to be inserted into the historian's puzzle. By placing the diary clues into their political, social, economic, and cultural contexts, based on evidence drawn from other more traditional primary and secondary sources, the historians can reconstruct the past, and thereby, gain an understanding of what took place and why. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
dc.description.provenance Made available in DSpace on 2011-05-09T12:31:40Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 0 en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HQ1460.B37
dc.subject.lcsh Bell, Almira
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Nova Scotia -- Barrington -- Diaries
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Nova Scotia -- Barrington -- History -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh Barrington (N.S.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
dc.title Decoding the life lines of Almira Bell's 1833-1836 diaries : Barrington, Nova Scotia
dc.type Text Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies Masters Atlantic Canada Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
 Find Full text

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


My Account