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Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2002.
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1. Picking up the thread : locating Irish Newfoundland women in the narrative of migration and settlement -- 2. The slender thread cast off : migration and reception in Newfoundland -- 3. Ciphering ciphers : tracing Irish women on the southern Avalon -- 4. "A good, hard-working stump of a girl" : Irish women's work and the construction of identity on the southern Avalon -- 5. "She made the cannonballs, and he fired them" : Irish Newfounland women and informal power in family and community-- 6. "Humbel" petitioners and "litigeous" lersons : southern Avalon women and encounters with formal justice-- 7. "Whilst grass grows or water run" : testation practices on the southern Avalon -- 8. "To fix [their] character ... in virtue and innocence" : the regulation of Irish women's sexuality on the southern Avalon -- 9. The "Other" woman -- 10. The slender thread cast on.