150 Fascinating Facts About Canadian Women

August 15, 2017|
150 Fascinating Facts About Canadian Women by Margie Wolfe
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Did you know that, in 1875, Grace Annie Lockhart graduated from Mount Allison University as the first woman to receive a degree in any British Empire country? Or that the Women''s Labour League was formed in 1920, calling for equal pay, maternity care, and birth control? Or that it wasn''t until 1949 that all Black, Japanese, Chinese, and South Asian Canadian women had the right to vote federally? And until 1960, Indigenous women could only vote if they gave up their status? Did you know that in 2008, Shannon Koostachin, a 13-year-old girl from Attawapiskat First Nation, helped lead a rally to Parliament Hill that galvanized the movement for safe schools for Indigenous communities across Canada? These are only a few of the fascinating facts about Canadian women who have—for much longer than 150 years—helped to shape this country. This informative, eye-opening assembly of facts is the perfect gift for anyone interested in Canada and women''s history. Featuring the wonderful black and white illustrations of Gail Geltner.
Working in feminist book publishing for more than thirty years, Margie Wolfe has also written Women Studies guides and has co-edited several book collections including Found Treasures, Still Ain’t Satisfied and No Safe Place:Violence Against Women and Children. She and three other women founded Second Story Feminist Press in 198...
Title:150 Fascinating Facts About Canadian Women
Product dimensions:120 pages, 6 X 4.5 X 0.3 in
Shipping dimensions:120 pages, 6 X 4.5 X 0.3 in
Published:August 15, 2017
Publisher:Second Story Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781772600520

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