Extraordinary Canadians Nellie Mcclung

Hardcover | March 18, 2008

byCharlotte Gray

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Feminist, politician, and social activist, Nellie McClung altered Canada's political landscape, leaving a legacy that has long survived her. She had a wicked wit, and her convictions and campaigns helped shape the Canada we live in today. Acclaimed writer Charlotte Gray, who has forged a distinguished career exploring the lives of such notable women as Susanna Moodie and Pauline Johnson, is the perfect writer to reinterpret McClung.

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Feminist, politician, and social activist, Nellie McClung altered Canada's political landscape, leaving a legacy that has long survived her. She had a wicked wit, and her convictions and campaigns helped shape the Canada we live in today. Acclaimed writer Charlotte Gray, who has forged a distinguished career exploring the lives of such...

Charlotte Gray is one of Canada’s best-known writers and biographers. An adjunct research professor in the Department of History at Carleton University, Gray sits on the boards of both the Dominion Institute and the Canadian National History Society.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.06 × 5.41 × 0.81 inPublished:March 18, 2008Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0670066745

ISBN - 13:9780670066742

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Read Well-written and easy to read. Had me turning the pages. Made me proud to be Canadian. It's also a book I'd like to purchase for friends and family
Date published: 2008-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A worthwhile read. This is the second book I have read in the extraordinary Canadians series. I have enjoyed both books. This biography of Nellie McClung is well written and fast paced. The author trys to make a fair appraisal of " Our Nel" or to some people the radical " Calamity Nel". Nellie was involved in many issues of importance to the feminist movement as well as other causes. I think any man or woman should read this book to better understand the degree of discrimination that women had to face in the first half of 20th century Canada. We should congratulate the Nellie McClungs of the country that brought these issues forward in a constructive manner (compared to some other countries). Nellie was an extraordinary Canadian. Two quotes from the book tell a great deal about the woman. " Her agalitarianism set her apart from many of her fellow activists, who often shared the prejudices of their day." The next statement came from Nellie herself. " We could all be able to accomplish a great deal more if none of us cared who got the credit." The author
Date published: 2008-07-18