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Below, are three of the books that Nellie McClung published, and links to excerpts from them. For a first-hand encounter with her politically charged essays, read selections from In Times Like These; to meet protagonist Pearlie Watson, read excerpts from Purple Springs; and to explore McClung's account of her own life, take a look at Clearing in the West.

In Times Like These:

Immigrant Vote—Immigration
The Land of the Fair Deal—Nation-building
Should Women Think?—Marriage & women's role
What do Women Think of War?—Claims that women need a vote to prevent war

Purple Springs:

The House of Clay—Male views on marriage
The Woman With a Sore Thought—Married women and the law.
The Storm—Women's property rights
The Innocent Disturber—Pearl takes on a politician
The Play—Pearl in the Mock Parliament

Clearing in the West:

Nellie's "Besetting Sin"
Disastrous Slow Ox Race
Nellie Defends Louis Riel
Wes McClung

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