Inspiring Women: A Celebration of Herstory
Coteau Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 220 pages
The history of women in Canada is one of starting out struggling to feed and clothe their families and ending up writing the great Canadian novel. "Inspiring Women charts women's course from subsistence to cultural production. Women's lives historically have been very complex and interconnected--being a woman you can never be just one thing. Nellie McClung, for example, was a writer, reformer, politician and mother. So the themes of the six chapters are set for the sake of focus rather than to compartmentalize. The chapters are: Pioneers; Politics; Reform; Access; Achievement; and Culture. The text is accompanied by 89 black and white photos, some historical, some contemporary, that also portray the women of Canadian her story. As you read through these pages, you will follow the ebb and flow of women's history and be carried along by the tide of impressive, courageous and inspiring women.
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