Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis

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. Readers interested in Canadian women studies, journalism, or feminism will find Ellis's highly coloured perspective both entertaining and informative.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front Cover 1
Title Page 3
Copyright 4
Dedication 5
Contents 6
Preface 8
Acknowledgements 18
Introduction 20
Abbreviations 71
Traveller and Storyteller 72
Down North 74
Alone 143
A War Bride's Return 161
On the Aggie Beat 189
The Women Grain Growers of Saskatchewan 190
World's Best Wheat from Bush Land 194
From Aberdeen to Alberta 198
The Tragedy of the Regina Plains 202
Men on Relief Go Back to Land 210
Champion of Women and the West 217
My Car "Finnigan" and I 219
Sun Dance at Hobbema 228
Their Second Honeymoon 236
Banff Fine Arts School 244
Notes 249
Works Cited 262
Index 272
About the Editor 281
Other Titles from the University of Alberta Press 282