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"Through sunshine and shadow" : the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, evangelicalism, and reform in Ontario, 1874-1930 /
Sharon Anne Cook.
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Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995.
ISBN
0773513051
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Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995.
isbn
0773513051
issn
1181-7445
catalogue key
1913832
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"A well-researched study of an organization that was a key voluntary association for many women in Ontario communities, 'Through Sunshine and Shadow' is a delight to read." Phyllis Airhart, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.
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Using an extensive array of primary sources, including local WCTU minute books and correspondence, Cook describes the origins, structures, strategies, and achievements of the Ontario WCTU in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She discusses the importance of its positions on such issues as Social Purity, women's franchise, the appropriate role of single women, working women's rights, the treatment of female offenders, and the effect of the WCTU's youth work. Cook traces the empowerment of women in the WCTU to the union's evangelical roots, arguing that the views of the Ontario WCTU were grounded in a vision of society that based the development of a moral society on the family unit and its moral centre, the mother.
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Using an extensive array of primary sources, including local Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) minute books and correspondence, Sharon Cook describes the origins, structures, strategies, and achievements of the Ontario WCTU in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She discusses the importance of its positions on such issues as Social Purity, women's franchise, the appropriate role of single women, working women's rights, the treatment of female offenders, and the effect of the WCTU's youth work. Tracing the empowerment of women in the WCTU to the union's evangelical roots, Cook argues that the views of the Ontario WCTU were grounded in a vision of society that based the development of a moral society on the family unit and its moral centre, the mother.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Illustrations
Introductionp. 3
Origins: "Not to Buy Drink, Sell or Give Alcoholic Liquors While I Live"p. 15
The Ontario Structure: "A Mint of Wealth for Us Somewhere"p. 41
Ideas: "For Time and Eternity"p. 75
Strategies: "The Darkness of This World"p. 114
The Young Woman's Christian Temperance Union: "The Work of Winning Souls"p. 154
Epilogue - 1916-30: "For Though It Be Frayed and Dingy and Worn on a Shabby Dress..."p. 195
Appendix: Membership and Union Totalsp. 209
Notesp. 217
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 277
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