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Champions of Women's Rights: Leading Canadian Women and Their Battles for Social Justice

Champions of Women's Rights: Leading Canadian Women and Their Battles for Social Justice    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55277-727-5
Pages 158
Language English only
Price $9.95
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Written by Moushumi Chakrabarty.
Published by Published by James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2011.


The stories of Canadian women who challenged the establishment and paved the way for greater equality are compelling. From the mid 1800s to the 1920s when women had few civil rights in Canada, pioneering women activists made their presence strongly felt in political life and achieved important early gains. There were the Famous Five, now honoured with a statue on Parliament Hill, agitating for the vote for women, but there were many others. In the fields of politics, medicine, agriculture, trade unions and education, women like Lea Roback, Charlotte Whitton, Anna Leonowens and Emily Stowe showed everyone that it was no longer a man's world.

Their stories are told in this lively book.

Table of Contents:
  • Prologue
  • Emily Stowe
  • Amelia Yeomans
  • Henrietta Muir Edwards
  • E. Cora Hind
  • Irene Parlby
  • Louise McKinney
  • Emily Murphy
  • Nellie McClung
  • Lea Roback
  • Anna Leonowens
  • Charlotte Whitton
  • Acknowledgements/Photo Credits
  • Sources and Further Reading
  • Index
Moushumi Chakrabarty grew up in Poona, India, and now makes her home in Mississauga, Ontario. She has been writing for over a decade with stints as a reporter and writer for a daily newspaper and a travel trade journal. Her writing has been published in anthologies, e-zines, and magazines. She is a recipient of the Emerging Literary Artist Award from the Mississauga Arts Council.

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