Framing Our Past

Framing Our Past

Canadian Women's History in the Twentieth Century

Book - 2001
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With introductory essays by historians, Framing Our Past emphasizes the lived experiences of women: their participation in many areas of social life, such as social rituals with other women; organized sporting clubs; philanthropic, spiritual and aesthetic activities; study and reading groups. The authors then focus on women's roles as nurturers and keepers of the hearth B their experiences with family management, child care, and health concerns. They consider women's varied contributions within formal and informal educational systems as well as their instrumental political role in consumer activism, social work, peace movements, and royal commissions. Canadian women's shaping of health care and science through nursing, physiotherapy and research are discussed, as is women's work, from domestic labour to dressmaking to broadcasting to banking. Using diary accounts, oral history, letters, organizational records, paintings, quilts, dressmaking patterns, milliners' records, posters, Framing our Past offers a unique opportunity to share what is rarely if ever seen, offering insights into the preservation and interpretation of historical sources.
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780773521728
Branch Call Number: 305.40971/FRA 4565 1
Alternative Title: "Club" : laundering clothing in Newfoundland / Kathleen Wilker
Winnipeg women getting together : study groups and reading clubs, 1900-1940 / Jody Baltessen and Shelagh J. Squire
Life in the town of Nelson, British Columbia / brenda Hornby
"Doing all the rest" : church women of the Ladies' Aid Society / Marily Färdig Whiteley
Mildred Armstrong and missionary culture / Marjorie Levan
Preserving habits : memory within communities of English Canadian women Religious / Elizabeth Smyth
E. Pauline Johnson : Mohawk-English writer and performer / Veronica Strong-Boag
Ada Gladys Killins : sacrificing for art's sake / Sharon Anne Cook
The road less taken : the single woman as artist
The unmarried woman artist : Emily Carr / Sonia Halpern
Isabel and Helen Stadelbauer : art teachers in Calgary / Helen Diemert
A sense of place in Alberta : the art and life of Annora Brown / Kirstin Evenden
Edith Josie : "These are thenews" / Charlene Porsild
Martha Louise Black
Yukon women pioneers
Alice Peck, May Phillips, and the Canadian Handicrafts Guild / Ellen Easton McLeod
Life in a Native community
Helen Kalvak : pioneering Inuit print-maker / Jessica Tomic-Bagshaw
Virginia J. Watt : champion of Inuit arts and crafts / Ellen Easton McLeod
A century of artistic experience and innovation / Anne Newlands
Zoé Laurier, Prime Minister's wife : family ideals at the turn of the century / Catherine Vye
"A hardier stock of womankind" : Alice Barrett Parke in British Columbia / Jo Fraser Jones
Life on the frontier : remembering the coal mining camp at Cadomin, 1929-1934 / Edith Wheeler
Women and domestic technology : household drudgery, "Democratized consumption", and patriarchy / Dianne Dodd
Defining the lives of rural women : Laura Rose on "the womanly sphere of woman" / Margaret Kechnie
"Such outrageous discrimination" : farm women and their family grievances in early twentieth-century Ontario / Monda Halpern
Between the rock and a hard palce : single mothers in St. John's, Newfoundland, during the Second World War / Ruth Haywood
Prudence Heward : painting at home / Pepita Ferrari
Mothering the Dionne Quintuplets : women's stories / Katherine Arnup
Saving mothers and babies : motherhood, medicine, and the Modern State, 1900-1945 / Cynthia R. Comacchio
Shaping Canada's women : Canadian Girls in Training versus Girl Guides / Patricia Dirks
The experience of women students at four universities, 1895-1930 / Alyson E. King
Margaret Addison : Dean of Residence and Dean of women at Victoria University, 1903-1931 / Jean O'Grady
The "feminization" of high schools : the problem of women secondary school teachers in Ontario / Susan Gelman
Writing for whom? Isabel Murphy Skelton and Canadian history in the early twentieth century / Terry Crowley
The Rideau Street Convent School : French-language private schooling in Ontario / Isabelle Bourgeois
"The school on Fardy's Cross" : Shamrock School remembered / Pat Trites
From elegance and expression to sweat and strength : physical education at the Margaret Eaton School / Anna H. Lathrop
History and human agency : the case of Agnes Macphail, Canada's first woman member of parliament / Terry Crowley
The Persons Case, 1929 : a legal definition of women as persons / Anne White
Women, the Settlement Movement, and State formation in the early twentieth century / Cathy James
The historical record and adolescent girls in Montreal's red-light district / Tamara Myers
Charlotte Whitton : pioneering social worker and public policy activist / Judith Roberts-Moore
Consuming issues : women on the Left, political protest, and the Organization of Homemakers, 1920-1960 / Joan Sangster
Making ourselves heard : "Voice of women" and the Peace Movement in the early sixties / Candace Loewen
The Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada, 1967-1970 : Liberal feminism and its radical implications / Kimberly Speers
Florence Bird / Judi Cumming
Women, peace activism, and the environment : Rosalie Bertell and the development of a feminist agenda, 1970s-1990s / Judi Cumming
State control of women's immigration : the passage to Canada of South Asian women / Helen Ralston
Making space : women building culture / Janice Hladki and Ann Holmes
Feminist theatre in Toronto : a look at the Nightwood Theatre / Corinne Rusch-Drutz
The Ladies Committee of the Home for Incurable Children / Magda Zakanyi
Margaret Scott : "the angel of poverty row" / Tamara Miller
"Hardly feminine work!" : Violet Wilson and the Canadian Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurses of the First World War / Linda J. Quiney
The emergence of physiotherapy as a new profession for Canadian women, 1914-1918 / Ruby Heap
Ethel Currant : portrait of a Grenfell nurse / Jill Perry
Vera Peters : medical innovator / J. Catton and P. Catton
Alice V. Payne, mining geologist : a lifetime of "small and difficult things" / E. Tina Crossfield
Shirley Peruniak : naturalist, historian, Quetico Provincial Park interpreter / Wilma MacDonald
A Barnardo girl becomes a servant at Glanmore / Christine Zaporzan
Bringing "domestics" to Canada : a study of immigration propaganda / Ellen Scheinbert.g
Women in the Newfoundland fishery / Miriam Wright
Creative ability and business sense : the millinery trade in Ontario / Christina Bates
Our mothers' patterns : sewing and dressmaking in the Japanese-Canadian community / Susan Michi Sirovyak
Federica and Angelina : postwar Italian-Canadian couturiers in Toronto / Alexandra Palmer
Fabrications : clothing, generations, and stitching together the history we live / Kathryn Church
The telephone operator : from "Information Central" to endangered species / Caroline Martel ; translated by Rosemary Covert
Ann Meekitjuk Hanson : Inuit broadcaster, interpreter, and community worker / Christine Lalonde
Cultural nationalism and maternal feminism : Madge Macbeth as writer, broadcaster, and literary figure / Peggy Kelly
"The day of the strong-minded frump has passed" : women journalists and news of feminism / Barbara M. Freeman
Women in banking : a case study of Scotiabank / Jane Nokes and Lisa Singer
"The Queen of the hurricanes" : Elsie Gregory MacGill, aeronautical engineer and women's advocate / Pamela Wakewich
The women's wartime work and identities : women workers at Canadian Car and Foundry Co. Limited, Fort William, Ontario, 1938-1945 / Pamela Wakewich, Helen Smith, and Jeanette Lynes
Foreign-aid worker and humanitarian Lotta Hitschmanova and the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada / Grace Hyam


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