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Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles

Miss Confederation The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles A young unmarried woman s chronicle of her experiences in the social whirlwind of Confederation offers a unique view of the events and the men that made Canada Canada s journey to Confederation kick

  • Title: Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles
  • Author: AnneMcDonald
  • ISBN: 9781459739680
  • Page: 321
  • Format: ebook
  • A young unmarried woman s chronicle of her experiences in the social whirlwind of Confederation offers a unique view of the events, and the men, that made Canada.Canada s journey to Confederation kicked off with a bang or rather, a circus, a Civil War American , a small fortune s worth of champagne, and a lot of making love in the old fashioned sense courting, that is A young unmarried woman s chronicle of her experiences in the social whirlwind of Confederation offers a unique view of the events, and the men, that made Canada.Canada s journey to Confederation kicked off with a bang or rather, a circus, a Civil War American , a small fortune s worth of champagne, and a lot of making love in the old fashioned sense courting, that is Miss Confederation is a rare opportunity to look back through a woman s eyes at the men and events at the centre of this pivotal time in Canada s history Mercy Coles, the daughter of PEI delegate George Coles, kept a diary of the social happenings and political manoeuvrings as they affected her and her desires A unique historical document, her diary is now being published for the first time, offering a window into the events that led to Canada s creation, from a point of view that has long been neglected.

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    1. AnneMcDonald

      I grew up reading, reading, and reading Then I studied psychology, creativity, improv and finally creative writing All these areas come together for me I find, when I m writing I love writing and reading books that are related to real historical figures or facts I love the researching and discovery of unusual connections, and the reading between the lines that is necessary to create fiction So much is left unsaid when you find the information that you want For example, there is John A Macdonald sitting with Mercy Coles she writes of this in her diary and then she says, The conundrum Later she talks of him riding in the carriage with her and how she looks for him during their stay in Toronto, but she never sees him again Truth can be found in fiction clearly than in fact sometimes.That is what I love exploring.

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    1. Fascinating diary of Mercy Coles . Detailing gossip and social commentary. It's a part travelogue giving detailed descriptive descriptions of her family's travels across Canada and through these parts of the U.S states of Ohio,Pennsylvania and New York and their return trip home to PEI, Canada. The traveling was done October 5,1864 to November 17,1864. After New York they traveled to Boston on their way back to Prince Edward Island. The research that was done to make this book come alive is to b [...]


    2. At the end of my Grade 11 year, one of my final projects was a Multimedia Presentation on a topic of my choice. Loving history, I decided to focus on Canadian confederation, particularly what I called "The Mothers of Confederation", really, the women who made confederation happen, in contrast to the Fathers of Confederation. One of the women I researched and who became a Mother in my books was Mercy Coles. Her diary gives us a rare glimpse into what the conferences discussing Canadian confederat [...]


    3. Visit the locations in the novel : visit Canadaimage: This is a really fascinating read which was a highlight on Canada Week on the BookTrail. Celebrating and really getting into the true story of Canada's early days. The research has to be applauded and the writing makes this all the more interesting. Recommended here!Chatted to the author here who gave many more insights into her book - Go back in time with Anne McDonald


    4. Fascinating glimpse into the life of a single young woman who just happens to be a witness to the events leading to Confederation. Enjoyed the diary and the context supplied by the author. Obviously a lot of detailed research went into this book.


    5. Miss Confederation is the diary of Mercy Coles who traveled with her parents for the Canadian Confederation Conference in 1864. It's a great piece of Canadian history. The diary is printed in its entirety for the first time. Coles is a candid diarist and the editor adds interesting commentary to fill in the gaps.Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC.


    6. A Fresh Look at History - Miss Confederation offers us a seldom seen woman’s view of the circumstances—and distractions—leading to confederation. In her analysis of the delightful words of Mercy Coles, daughter of the PEI delegate George Coles, Anne McDonald adds the depth of perspective offered by hindsight. Along with historical fact, we are treated to an insider’s experience of the society of the time. A delightful read for Canada’s 150th birthday!


    7. Mercy Anne Coles and her diary receive an insightful treatment by Ms. McDonald who also adds context to the times around the Confederation talks. The result is a thought-provoking and interesting read. Many of the pictures in the book are from the McCord Museum and they are quite evocative.


    8. Interesting source material, but the author's interpretation is repetitive at times. The diarist's material is a little slim, so the author supplements it with other primary sources that may also be interesting read on their own merit.



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