Duquette, Natasha. “Catharine Parr Traill.” In Volume 4 of Great Lives from History: The Nineteenth Century, 1801-1900, edited by John Powell and Frank N. Magill, 2291-2293 Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2006.
One of several nineteenth century Canadian women who published influential works on their adopted homeland, Traill wrote popular books about adjusting to frontier life and Canadian natural history that helped to attract immigrants to the colony. She also described the traditions of indigenous peoples and the medicinal qualities of wild plants, while painting clear pictures of the rigors of life in the backwoods.
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