Marguerite Bourgeoys et Montréal

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Sep 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
Born and raised in Troyes, France, in 1653 Marguerite Bourgeoys came as a new recruit to de Maisonneuve's tiny and beleaguered settlement of Ville-Marie, founded in 1642 as a Christian missionary society. These early years in New France marked a special period in her life. Firmly committed to the belief that the world would be a better place if people learned to understand one another, she worked to build a better church and a better society, especially for women and children. Marguerite Bourgeoys's life story teaches us about tolerance and compassion, ideals that are no less important now than three centuries ago.
 

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Contents

Introduction
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3 Montréal de la fondation à 1653
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Notes
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Bibliographie
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Index
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Until recently, Patricia Simpson hailed from the moody shores of the Puget Sound, where writing paranormal suspense novels was a natural consequence of living in the mist and rain. When not at home, Ms. Simpson could be found shaking out her bumbershoot at the local Starbucks Coffee House.
Since her marriage to a Scotsman (yes, a real livewire Scot just like those heroes in her novels!), she resided in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California, where she is learned to rollerblade and rediscovered the sun. She currently lives in Alabama.

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