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Discover new aspects of the history of Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries through thematic tours.

Divided into five major themes and five time periods, these thematic tours may be accessed three different ways, by: Web tours (documented images, in HTML), movie clips (QuickTime version) and movie clips (Flash version).

Featured Thematic Tour

Straitlaced: Restrictions on Women

Elise Chenier, McGill University

What could you expect out of life if you were born a girl at the time of Confederation? There was no single experience that defined women, but most had one thing in common: they were expected to live according to the "feminine ideal." This was the Victorian era; women were thought to be physically fragile and were expected to be sexually chaste and subservient to men.


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