Champions of Women's Rights: Leading Canadian Women and Their Battles for Social Justice
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
Their stories are told in this lively book.
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