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For those interested in finding out more about Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill, their lives and their writing, the following are some recommended secondary sources:

Ballstadt, Carl, Elizabeth Hopkins, and Michael Peterman, eds. Susanna Moodie: Letters of a Lifetime. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985.

___. Letters of Love and Duty: The Correspondence of Susanna and John Moodie. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.

___. I Bless You in My Heart: Selected Correspondence of Catharine Parr Traill. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996.

Ballstadt, Carl. Catharine Parr Traill and Her Works. Downsview: ECW Press, 1983.

___. "Secure in Conscious Worth: Susanna Moodie and the Rebellion of 1837," Canadian Poetry, 18 (1986), pp. 88–98.

Bentley, D. M. R. "Breaking the 'Cake of Custom': The Atlantic Crossing as a Rubicon for Female Emigrants to Canada?" In Re(Dis)covering Our Foremothers: Nineteenth-Century Canadian Women Writers. Lorraine McMullin, ed. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1990, pp. 91–122.

Buss, Helen. Mapping Ourselves: Canadian Women's Autobiography in English. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993.

Cimon, Anne. Susanna Moodie: Pioneer Author. Montreal: XYZ Pub., 2006.

Dean, Misao. Practising Femininity: Domestic Realism and Performance of Gender in Early Canadian Fiction. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.

Eaton, Sara. Lady of the Backwoods: A Biography of Catharine Parr Traill. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1969.

Freiwald, Bina. "The Tongue of Woman: The Language of the Self in Moodie's Roughing It in the Bush." In Re(dis)covering Our Foremothers: Nineteenth-Century Canadian Women Writers. Lorraine McMullen, ed. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1990, pp. 155–72.

Fowler, Marian. The Embroidered Tent: Five Gentlewomen in Early Canada. Toronto: Anansi, 1982.

Gairdner, William. "Traill and Moodie; The Two Realities." Journal of Canadian Fiction, vol. 2, no. 3 (1973), pp. 75–81.

Glickman, Susan. The Picturesque & the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 1998.

Gray, Charlotte. Sisters in the Wilderness. Toronto: Viking, 1999.

Jackel, David. "Mrs. Moodie and Mrs. Traill, and the Fabrication of a Canadian Tradition." The Compass, no. 6 (1979), pp. 1–22.

MacLulich, T. D. "Crusoe in the 'Backwoods'; A Canadian Fable?" Mosaic, vol. 9, no. 2 (1976), pp. 115–26.

Morris, Audrey. Gentle Pioneers: Five Nineteenth-Century Canadians. Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, 1968.

Peterman, Michael. " 'Splendid Anachronism': The Record of Catharine Parr Traill's Struggles as an Amateur Botanist in Nineteenth-Century Canada." In Re(Dis)covering Our Foremothers: Nineteenth-Century Canadian Women Writers. Lorraine McMullen, ed. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1990, pp. 173–185.

___. Susanna Moodie: A Life. Toronto: ECW Press, 1999.

___. This Great Epoch of Our Lives: Susanna Moodie's Roughing It in the Bush. Toronto: ECW Press, 1996.

Pope-Hennessy, Una. Agnes Strickland: Biographer of the Queens of England 1796–1874. London: Chatto and Windus, 1940.

Shields, Carol. Susanna Moodie: Voice and Vision. Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1977.

Thomas, Clara. "The Strickland Sisters." In The Clear Spirit: Twenty Canadian Women and Their Times. Mary Quayle Innis, ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966.

Thompson, Elizabeth. The Pioneer Woman: A Canadian Character Type. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 1991.

Thurston, John. The Work of Words: The Writing of Susanna Moodie. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996.

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