One Hundred Years of Struggle

The History of Women and the Vote in Canada

Joan Sangster

One Hundred Years of Struggle

Joan Sangster

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

328 pages
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9780774835343 Published March 2019 For sale in USA only

The achievement of the vote in 1918 is often celebrated as a triumphant moment in the onward, upward advancement of Canadian women. Acclaimed historian Joan Sangster looks beyond the shiny rhetoric of anniversary celebrations and Heritage Minutes to show that the struggle for equality included gains and losses, inclusions and exclusions, depending on a woman’s race, class, and location within the nation. She travels back in time to tell a new, more inclusive story for a new generation and exposes not only the fissures of inequality that cut deep into our country’s past but also their weaknesses in the face of resistance, optimism, and protest – an inspiring legacy that resonates to this day.

Contents

Preface

1 The Privilege of Property

2 Race and the Idea of Rights for Women

3 Suffrage as a Socialist Issue

4 Making Suffragists

5 The Anti-suffragists

6 Feminist Countercultures

7 Debating War and Peace

8 Old and New Agendas in Peacetime

9 Votes for All Women

Afterword

Sources and Further Reading; Photo Credits; Index

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