My Personal Observations

David Lee McMullen

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Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034867
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038674 | DOI:
My Personal Observations

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This chapter recounts personal observations as a biographer of Ellen Dawson. The chapter also presents experience in writing this book. This book has examined countless documents related to her life, the world in which she lived, and the events in which she was a participant. The author of this book communicated with her surviving relatives in Scotland, the United States, and Canada and tried to understand how the world might have appeared to Dawson by drawing upon the lives of contemporaries, individuals who influenced her life, the events that swirled around her, and the memories of those who knew her.

Keywords: biography; Ellen Dawson; surviving relatives; Scotland; working class; family life

Chapter.  3401 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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