Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis

Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis

Pioneer Journalist of the Canadian West

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Demers revives the memory of journalist Miriam Green Ellis, an all-but-forgotten feminist, suffragist, and agricultural reporter who documented the modernist sphere for over four decades and who refused to be confined to the “women’s pages.” With written material from the University of Alberta’s Miriam Green Ellis Collection, accompanied by an excellent selection of photographs, Ellis’s inimitable voice and views on Albertans, westerners, and Canadians in the early decades of the twentieth century emerge clearly. Canadian women studies, journalism students, and feminists will find Ellis’s highly colored perspective both entertaining and informational.


Looking at early twentieth-century westerners through the writings of an acerbic female agricultural journalist.



Wayne State
Demers revives the memory of journalist Miriam Green Ellis, an all-but-forgotten feminist, suffragist, and agricultural reporter who documented the modernist sphere for over four decades and who refused to be confined to the "women’s pages." With written material from the University of Alberta’s Miriam Green Ellis Collection, accompanied by an excellent selection of photographs, Ellis’s inimitable voice and views on Albertans, westerners, and Canadians in the early decades of the twentieth century emerge clearly. Canadian women studies, journalism students, and feminists will find Ellis’s highly coloured perspective both entertaining and informational.

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Wearing men's breeches and sometimes armed with a rifle, trailblazing Canadian journalist and suffragist Miriam Green Ellis (1879-1964) was one of the few women (or even men) of the time period traveling to isolated regions of Canada. In this collection of Ellis's writing, editor Demers (University of Alberta) gathers material drawn from the Miriam Green Ellis Collection in the University of Alberta's Special Collections Library. The book provides examples of Ellis's agricultural reporting in various regions of Canada between 1915 and 1933 and her travel reporting 1920-1941. An introduction overviews her life and her career as a writer, reporter, speaker, and member of high society. Of special interest are the many b&w historical photos taken by Ellis, depicting the lifeways of indigenous peoples on the Canadian prairie. Distributed in the US by Wayne State University Press. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada :, The University of Alberta Press,, 2013
Edition: First edition, first printing, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780888648013
0888648014
9780888646941
0888646941
9780888646958
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (lxxiii, 215 pages)
Additional Contributors: Demers, Patricia 1946-

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