Testimonies and Secrets: The Story of a Nova Scotia Family, 1844-1977

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This compelling history is drawn from the papers of the Crouse-Eikle family, discovered in their ancestral home in Crousetown on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Millwright John Will Crouse (1844–1914) kept a meticulous diary spanning five decades. Reflective by nature, he recorded the challenges of work, pondered the intricacies of communal life, and wrote movingly of his personal and spiritual struggles. His daughter Elvira Crouse Eikle reported on village events for local newspapers, and her son, Harold Eikle (1912–1977), a gifted teacher and musician, wrote letters and family history. Harold’s correspondence celebrated the social liberations of the 1930s and beyond, but also showed their limits in the suffering he experienced as a gay man in a heterosexual world.

Using the family papers, other unpublished documents and oral history, Robert M. Mennel connects the experiences of the Crouse-Eikle family and their community to larger themes of social and cultural change in North America. A story of vivid personalities and episodes, by turns sad, conflicted, joyful, bitter, funny and reflective, Testimonies and Secrets will be read with pleasure by scholars and general readers alike.

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Robert M. Mennel is emeritus professor of History at the University of New Hampshire.

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“Until now, there has been a dearth of studies of nineteenth-century rural Nova Scotian communities and none of Atlantic Canadian male diarists and correspondence. Testimonies and Secrets fills these gaps by providing a valuable and interesting blend of scholarly family history and an academic community study. It will appeal to social, economic, community, rural, Maritime, and LGBT historians – and, with its approachable writing style, to those with a general interest in Nova Scotia and Lunenberg County history.”
(Daniel C. Goodwin, Department of History, Crandall University)

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