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Pursuing Equality

Historical Perspectives on Women in Newfoundland and Labrador

Edited by Linda Kealey
Categories: Gender, History, Newfoundland And Labrador Studies, Policy And Politics, Atlantic Canadian Studies
Series: Social and Economic Papers
Series Number: 20
Paperback : 9780919666771, 320 pages, December 1992

Description

This collection of essays breaks the silence of the political and legal history of women in Newfoundland and Labrador during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Other books on Canadian women's history have concentrated on middle-class women in central Canada and largely ignored women's history in the Atlantic provinces. This book begins to close the gap with essays on the Newfoundland women's suffrage movement; women and the law, and the modern women's movement. The descriptions and photos of the women and their bid for equality make for enjoyable and informative reading. Each essay contains documents from the period and a detailed bibliography and index.

Reviews

"A welcome and much needed addition to the literature on the history and ethnography of women in Newfoundland. " 

- Anne Marie Powers, Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

"Pursuing Equality gives Newfoundland women a voice and provides a fine regional perspective from which to interrogate conventional views on the legal and political history of women. "

- Heidi MacDonald, The Canadian Historical Review

"The book provides a good insight into the history of the women's movement outside Central Canada. "

- Canadian Review of Books