Life as a tenant farmer in a society where ownership was revered but tenancy was of vital importance
Catharine Anne Wilson is professor of history, University of Guelph, and the author of the award-winning works A New Lease on Life and Reciprocal Work Bees and the Meaning of Neighbourhood.
"An important contribution to Canadian historiography, drawing attention to an under-examined, indeed almost unknown aspect of Canadian settlement history." Ruth Sandwell, University of Toronto "A rich and innovative study." Brian Osborne, Queen's University, Ontario