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Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush

Susanna Moodie

As a middle class Englishwoman Moodie did not particularly enjoy "the bush", as she called it. She and her husband moved to Belleville in 1840, which she referred to as "the clearings". Here she described urban life, including religion, art, and education, especially as compared to relative lack of these things in "the bush". She studied the Family Compact and became sympathetic to the moderate reformers led by Robert Baldwin, while remaining critical of radical reformers such as William Lyon Mackenzie. This caused problems for her husband, who shared her views, but, as sheriff of Belleville, had to work with members and supporters of the Family Compact. (Summary from Wikipedia) This was read as a duet by Cori Samuel and Esther. Joined in section 9 by Jim Mowatt, and in section 12 by Glen Hallstrom.

As a middle class Englishwoman Moodie did not particularly enjoy "the bush", as she called it. She and her husband moved to Belleville in 1840, which she referred to as "the clearings". Here she described urban life, including religion, art, and education, especially as compared to relative lack of these things in "the bush". She studied the Family Compact and became sympathetic to the moderate reformers led by Robert Baldwin, while remaining critical of radical reformers such as William Lyon Mackenzie. This caused problems for her husband, who shared her views, but, as sheriff of Belleville, had to work with members and supporters of the Family Compact. (Summary from Wikipedia) This was read as a duet by Cori Samuel and Esther. Joined in section 9 by Jim Mowatt, and in section 12 by Glen Hallstrom.
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As a middle class Englishwoman Moodie did not particularly enjoy "the bush", as she called it. She and her husband moved to Belleville in 1840, which she referred to as "the clearings". Here she described urban life, including religion, art, and education, especially as compared to relative lack of these things in "the bush". She studied the Family Compact and became sympathetic to the moderate reformers led by Robert Baldwin, while remaining critical of radical reformers such as William Lyon Mackenzie. This caused problems for her husband, who shared her views, but, as sheriff of Belleville, had to work with members and supporters of the Family Compact. (Summary from Wikipedia) This was read as a duet by Cori Samuel and Esther. Joined in section 9 by Jim Mowatt, and in section 12 by Glen Hallstrom.

Language:

English

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Length:

11h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:08:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

58:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

46:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

46:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:05