Pursuing Equality

Historical Perspectives on Women in Newfoundland and Labrador

Linda Kealey (Editor) 

This collection of essays "breaks the silence" of the political and legal history of women in Newfoundland and Labrador during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Other books on Canadian women's history have concentrated on middle-class women in central Canada and largely ignored women's history in the Atlantic provinces. This book begins to close the gap with essays on the Newfoundland women's suffrage movement; women and the law, and the modern women's movement.

The descriptions and photos of the women and their bid for equality make for enjoyable and informative reading. Each essay contains documents from the period and a detailed bibliography and index.

ISERBooks. Softcover. Published in 1993. 320 pages. ISBN 0-919666-77-9. B&w photos.

$27.95 CAD

Subjects: Atlantic CanadaCulture, Politics, and IdentityGenderHistoryNewfoundland and Labrador Studies