Ours by every law of right and justice : women and the vote in the Prairie Provinces (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Ours by every law of right and justice : women and the vote in the Prairie Provinces

Author: Sarah Carter
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020]
Series: Women's suffrage and the struggle for democracy
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many of Canada's most famous suffragists lived and campaigned in the Prairie provinces, which led the way in granting women the right to vote and hold office. In Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice, Sarah Carter challenges the myth that grateful male legislators simply handed women the vote when it was asked for. Settler suffragists worked long and hard to overcome obstacles and persuade doubters. But even as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ressource en ligne :
Carter, Sarah, 1954-
Ours by every law of right and justice.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1158311201
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Carter
ISBN: 9780774861878 0774861878
OCLC Number: 1250028800
Awards: Winner of WILLA Literary Award, Scholarly Nonfiction 2021 (Canada)
Short-listed for Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2021 (Canada)
Short-listed for Margaret McWilliams Prize in Manitoba History 2020 (Canada)
Description: 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Settler suffragists : contexts, causes, obstacles --
Manitoba : a long-sustained and just agitation --
Saskatchewan : a spark nearly smothered --
Alberta : plain, old-fashioned unfrilled justice --
A new day coming? : essential but incomplete victories.
Series Title: Women's suffrage and the struggle for democracy
Responsibility: Sarah Carter.

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This long-overdue account of the suffrage campaigns in the first region to grant women the vote in Canada shatters cherished myths about how the West was won.  Read more...

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Carter's book is undoubtedly required reading not only for students of suffrage history, Prairie history and Canadian history more generally but also for scholars interested in the empirical Read more...

 
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