A Better Life: A Portrait of Highland Women in Nova Scotia

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This is an exploration of the traditions and experiences in the lives of Highland Scottish women in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and in the eastern counties of Nova Scotia where so many of them settled (Pictou, Antigonish, Inverness and Victoria counties primarily).

In A Better Life, oral accounts obtained from descendants, enriched by written sources precious archival collections and rare books offer insight into the influences central to the cultural, religious, working, caring and devotional lives of Highland women: the dreams and realities of a better life if Nova Scotia.