Christiane Harzig, recipient of the Canada Council’s John G. Diefenbaker Award at University of Winnipeg, reviews Sisters or Strangers? Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History. The book is about marginalized women in Canadian history due to racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination. Examples include missionary and aboriginal encounters, the ‘whitening’ of the British Columbia settlement project, Irish domestic workers encounters with asylums and prisons, among numerous other historical discussions throughout the book’s chapters.
Read book review at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2005.tb00287.x/abstract