Mathilde Montpetit is a writer and historian. She currently lives in southern France and tweets occasionally at @mathildeagm.
March 23, 2019
"Daughters, wives, mothers, French Canadians, Roman Catholics, workers.” The millions of women who worked in Quebec’s textile industry for more than a hundred years were sometimes all of these things, sometimes only one. Their bodies were the backbone of Quebec’s industrialization, enlisted in the national project both at home and in the factory. This new study brings them and their voices to light.