“Flipping through many history books written about Newfoundland, you may be led to believe that this place was very much shaped and influenced by the powerful men of the times. However, little mention of the fairer sex should not be taken as a sign that women were of little consequence back then. According to Calvin D. Evans in his new book, women of this island were, in many cases, forces to be reckoned with. They owned ships, managed successful enterprises and worked jobs in fields believed to be reserved for men. Evans’ book is the result of painstaking research, including details about hundreds of powerful, influential women of the last two centuries.
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