By Linden MacIntyre
Causeway is Linden MacIntyre's evocative memoir of his Cape Breton formative years. instantaneously a colourful coming-of-age tale, a portrait of a vanishing lifestyle and a mirrored image on fathers and sons, the narrative revolves round the building of the Canso Causeway that might hyperlink the small Cape Breton village of MacIntyre's adolescence to the extensive international of the mainland. Shot via with humour, humanity and brilliant characters, Causeway is a rare booklet, a memoir that has set a brand new ordinary for the style.
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Turn aside the needy from judgment, and ... take away the right from the poor ... "To ensure that no injustice occurred, the first article demanded an urgent early step following a death: "within eight days after the death of a husband or wife, the village administration is to make an accurate evaluation ... of the estate" and INHERITANCE AND COMMUNITY FORMATION "promptly submit a detailed report to the Waisenamt" the Orphans Office in charge of settling estates. The second step reflected a similar concern: even if only one spouse died, guardians were to be appointed to protect the interest of the children.
Moreover, their own writings emphasized the relationship between the religious and the economic spheres. Documents known as Teilungsverordnungen regulated inheritance procedures for the Mennonites in Russia. "4 In a document that Mennonite elders presented to the Russian government in the 1850s, another long-standing principle was articulated: "we are unable to depart in the least detail from our rules regarding inheritance ... "5 Mennonite leaders had no doubt that inheritance and religious faith were linked.
Two other immigration diaries by women emphasize social linkages in the process of uprooting. 41 According to their diaries for 1874, Margaretha, age twenty-four, and Anna, eighteen, were also responsible for the wellbeing of an ailing mother and younger siblings. 42 Margaretha and Anna hid no emotions. Both easily expressed feelings of doubt, fear, and loneliness, utterances of foreboding, and religious calling. Anna noted how, on Saturday preceding Easter Sunday in April 1874, friend "Mary and I ...