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Women: Changing Canada

Women: Changing Canada    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 0-19-541281-8
Pages 96
Language English only
Price $26.25

Written by Jan Coomber and Rosemary Evans.
Published by Oxford University Press, 1997.


Women: Changing Canada presents the story of Canadian women in the twentieth century. It examines the evolution of women’s roles in the fields of politics, law, the economy, society, sports, and the arts. Written with a high-school audience in mind, this book is lavishly illustrated with 150 visual works, including photographs, drawings, charts, and works of art. Eyewitness accounts, primary sources, timelines, biographies, and case studies supplement the narrative. Women: Changing Canada is an informative resource for anyone wanting to know more about the ways Canadian women have contributed to their country’s development over the past 100 years.

1. Introduction: Why Study Women's History
Unit I Getting the Vote and Becoming Persons, 1900-1940
2. The Turn of the Century: Political and Legal Realities
3. The Turn of the Century: Economic Realities
4. The Turn of the Century: Social Realities
5. The Fight for the Vote
6. Women and World War I, 1914-1918
7. Growing up in the 1920s and '30s
8. Women and Paid Work in the 1920s and '30s
9. The Housewife in the 1920s and '30s: The Quest for Perfection
10. Politics and the Persons Case of 1929
11. Women and the Depression
Unit II World War II and Women's Liberation, 1940-1980
12. Women and World War II: The Armed Forces
13. Women and World War II: The Home Front
14. Suburban Life in the 1950s
15. Women in the Labour Force during the 1950s
16. Women and Politics, 1945-1960
17. Women's Liberation in the 1960s and 1970s
18. The Royal Commission on the Status of Women
19. The International Year of the Woman
Unit III Issues for Today and Tomorrow, 1980-the 21st Century
20. Social Changes
21. Economic Changes
22. Women and Poverty
23. Legal Changes
24. The Political Sphere
25. Diversity and Division in the Women's Movement
26. Sexism and the Media
27. Women and Body Image

Women: Changing Canada is part of the Canadian Challenges Series edited by Don Quinlan.

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