Dreams of Equality: Women on the Canadian Left, 1920-1950 (Canadian Social History Series) Joan Sangster

ISBN: 9780771079467

Published: March 15th 1989

Paperback

273 pages


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Dreams of Equality: Women on the Canadian Left, 1920-1950 (Canadian Social History Series)  by  Joan Sangster

Dreams of Equality: Women on the Canadian Left, 1920-1950 (Canadian Social History Series) by Joan Sangster
March 15th 1989 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 273 pages | ISBN: 9780771079467 | 3.50 Mb

Canadian women on the political left in the first half of the twentieth century fought with varying degrees of commitment for womens rights. Womens dreams of equality were in part a vision of economic and class equality, though they alsoMoreCanadian women on the political left in the first half of the twentieth century fought with varying degrees of commitment for womens rights.

Womens dreams of equality were in part a vision of economic and class equality, though they also represented profound desires for equality with men - both within their own parties and in the larger society.

In both the Communist Party of Canada and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, a male-dominated leadership seldom embraced womens causes wholeheartedly or as a doctrinal priority. So-called womens issues, whether birth control, consumer issues, or equal pay, usually took second place to an emphasis on the general needs of workers or farmers.

Nonetheless, many women continued to promote their feminist causes through the socialist movement, in the hope that, eventually, the socialist New Jerusalem would see their dreams of equality fulfilled.In Dreams of Equality, Joan Sangster chronicles in fascinating detail the first tentative stages of a politically aware womens movement in Canada, from the time of womens suffrage to the 1950s when the CPC went into decline and the CCF began to experience the changes that would evolve into the New Democratic Party a decade later.



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