Heroines and history is a comparative study of the images of laura secord and madeleine de verchres symbols respectively of the nationalism of english canadian and french canadian loyalism and national identity the authors explore the relations of gender race ethnicity and imperialism in defining national identity and shaping the past by looking at such things as the role of local . The stories of madeleine de verchres and laura secord in upper canada have served as nationalist stories for french and english canadians both were heroines in early canadian settlements defending themselves from enemy forcesthough where the enemy was the iroquois to madeleine in secords story they were allies who helped her escape the . The fourteen year old seigneurs daughter and the queenston wife and mother one defending the fort the other warning the troops such were the exploits of madeleine de verchres and laura secord their characters and deeds memorialized in prose poetry drama and other genres in french and english. Get this from a library heroines and history representations of madeleine de verchres and laura secord colin macmillan coates cecilia louise morgan heroines and history is a co authored comparative study of the images of madeleine de vercheres and laura secord symbols respectively of french canadian and english canadian loyalism and
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