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Nellie McClung [electronic resource] : voice for the voiceless /
Margaret Macpherson.
imprint
Montreal : XYZ Pub., c2003.
description
184 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1894852044 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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series title
imprint
Montreal : XYZ Pub., c2003.
isbn
1894852044 (pbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10517532
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-176) and index.
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Summaries
Description for Reader
Margaret Macpherson holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and has worked as a teacher and journalist in Halifax, Bermuda, and Vancouver. She currently lives in Edmonton with her husband and four children.
Description for Reader
Writer, activist, and politician Nellie McLung (1873-1951) was a strong and effective voice for the women's movement. She was one of the Famous Five suffragists from Alberta whose court challenge in the Persons Case led to women in Canada being declared to be legal "persons" in 1929.
Main Description
And what a voice! From the time she could speak, Nellie Letitia McClung (1873-1951) was crying out against injustice and calling for equality. Over the course of her lifetime, that voice boomed across the western provinces Nellie McClung called home and reverberated across Canada and around the world. From humble beginnings in Ontario through the homesteader's trek West and her early years as a school-teacher in one-room Manitoba schools, to her success as a writer and public speaker, Nellie McClung refused to be silenced by social constraints or public criticism. From country church halls and legislative floors she passionately and eloquently called for reforms to Canadian liquor and labour laws and trumpeted the rights of women. Her persuasive, often humorous voice entered Canadian homes through the seventeen books she wrote and her countless syndicated newspaper columns. Nellie McClung put her words into political action. She is perhaps best known for championing the famed "Persons" Case with four other female reformers -- the "Famous 5." As a result of their petition to the British Privy Council, women in Canada were legally declared to be "persons" in 1929. She was an outspoken Alberta MLA, first female member of the CBC Board of Governors, and she represented Canada at the League of Nations. She changed not only Canadian history but the course of women's lives. Nellie McClung's voice continues to echo today. Book jacket.
Main Description
Writer, activist, and politician Nellie McLung (1873-1951) was a strong and effective voice for the women's movement.
Unpaid Annotation
Nellie McClung (1873-1951) was a writer and orator, an activist and politician. She published the bestselling novel Sawing Seeds in Danny and 15 other books, but she is best known us a strong and effective voice for the women's movement. She was one of the Famous Five suffragettes from Alberta whose court challenge in the Persons Case led to women in Canada being declared 10 be legal "persons" in 1929. McClung was a Liberal MLA for Edmonton from 1921-1926. She moved to Victoria, BC in 1933. She served on the first Board of Governors for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and represented Canada at the League of Nations.
Unpaid Annotation
Writer, activist and politician Nellie McClung (1873-1951) was one of the Famous Five suffragists from Alberta whose court challenge in the Persons Case led to women in Canada being declared to be legal "persons" in 1929. She wrote 17 books, was an outspoken Alberta MLA, first female member of the CBC Board of Governors, and represented Canada at the League of Nations. In all she did, Nellie McClung was a strong and effective voice for the voiceless. #20 in the Quest Library biography series.
Table of Contents
The Golden Promisep. 1
Roughing Itp. 17
Reading and Freedomp. 33
All the World, a Stagep. 45
For Love or Moneyp. 59
Temperance and Equalityp. 73
Of Votes and Roastsp. 87
Sorrow of War, Joy of Actionp. 95
Equity and Electionsp. 107
Famous 5 Chart a New Coursep. 123
The Lantern Dimsp. 131
Chronology of Nellie McClung (1873-1951)p. 151
Acknowledgmentsp. 173
Sources Consultedp. 175
Indexp. 177
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