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The Widening Sphere: Women in Canada, 1870-1940 - L'Espérance, Jeanne

The Widening Sphere: Women in Canada, 1870-1940 - L'Espérance, Jeanne

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Written in French and English; Clean, tight, unmarked; some sunning to spine and top front edge of cover; wear to upper front inside corner; otherwise minimal wear; This exhibition is organized to follow the life cycle of a woman who is born in 1870, and enters adult life around the year 1890. From this date we deal with the public and private life of the generation of women who organized and fought to gain the vote, and lived to find themselves finally declare to be legally Persons in 1929. However, this exhibition does not limit itself to the women who organized their sisters to achieve the triumphs of enfranchisement and the Persons Case. It presents a sampling of the diverse experiences of Canadian women of all classes and ethnic backgrounds. Selections range from letters recounting the experiences of immigrant pauper girls to one from a pioneer female journalist arguing for equal opportunities for women workers, from the wedding book of a middle-class girl to the confessions of a farm wife who murdered her cruel husband; from the diary of a widowed mother taking her children out west in a wagon train to the journal of artist Emily Carr.
Very Good
Soft cover
Public Archives, National Library of Canada

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