Susanna Moodie and the Immigrant Experience in “Roughing it in the Bush, or Life in Canada”

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Susanna Moodie and the Immigrant Experience in "Roughing it in the Bush, or Life in Canada"
This is a passage from the Roughing it in the Bush, or Life in Canada by Susanna Moodie. Moodie was a middle class Englishwoman who emigrated to rural Canada in 1832. Many other English people emigrated in that time period. Moodie found it very hard to adjust to what she perceived as life in the bush, and wrote about it in this book. In doing so, she wished to warn other potential immigrants of the realities of immigration to such a new country (Floyd).
In this passage Moodie explicitly warn others of the hazards of emigrating to Canada from England. Her warning is addressed to other people like herself: middle class English people who have become...
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.....xperience.
In all, this passage is an outspoken but accurate reflection of the shock that many English emigrants of the time must have suffered when they finally arrived in Canada and found that life was much harder than they might have expected – despite being the owners of a hundred acres of land.
Bibliography
Moodie, Susanna. Roughing it in the Bush, or Life in Canada. London, 1852.
Cowan, Helen I. British Emigration to British North America: The First Hundred Years. Revised ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1961.
Floyd, Janet. Writing the Pioneer Woman. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2002.
Hammill, Faye. "Margaret Atwood, Carol Shields and "That Moodie Bitch"." American Review of Canadian Studies 29.1 (1999): 67-91.