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date: 23 July 2019

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The figure of the heroic bush pioneer and the settler texts from which the figure emerged have a well-established, sometimes controversial, place in Canadian literature. Ranging from the informative to the artful and from the materially particular to the psychologically nuanced, accounts of the settler experience tell of back-breaking labour and significant personal adjustment. The best of them—especially the canonical works of the Strickland sisters, Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie, but also journal accounts by Mary O’Brien, Anne Langton, and Lucy Peel—provide not only a record of arduous experience but also a complex story of dislocation and adaptation.

Keywords: pioneer, settler texts, journal, Canadian literature, Susanna Moodie, Catharine Parr Traill

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