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:
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
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