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Agnes Macphail and the Politics of Equality
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Agnes Macphail and the Politics of Equality

By Terry Crowley

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Agnes Macphail, Canada's first woman MP, is a heroine for our times: an accomplished politician, committed feminist and a complex, well-rounded human being.
A democratic populist who emerged politically during the post-World War One farmers' revolt, Macphail helped build the alliance that became the CCF, ending two-party domination of national political life. She later served the CCF as Ontario's first woman MPP.In all her activities Macphail was an outspoken advocate of equality and human rights, working tirelessly to win recognition of women's rights, to reform the penal system and to secure international peace. Strong convictions, openness to new ideas and devotion to democratic values were Maphail's distinguishing characteristics.
Agnes MacPhail and the Politics of Equality recounts the career of a Canadian political pioneer, while simultaneously presenting twentieth-century Canadian history from a woman's perspective.

Preface
PART ONE: YOUTH
1. Born in the Scotch, 1890-1910
2. Young Country Woman: Teaching and the Farm Movement, 1910-1920
3. History Is Made in Southeast Grey: The 1921 Election
PART TWO: PRIME
4. Violating the Gentlemen's Club: The First Term in Parliament
5. Equality Rights: The Campaign for Women's Rights, 1926-1930
6. The Great Divide: The Depression and the Creation of the CCF
7. Prison Reform: "The Boss Wants to Get Aggie"
8. A Rare Vintage: The Drift towards War and Defeat, 1936-40
PART THREE: GREY POWER
9. Return to the Fold: CCF Member of the Ontario Legislature
10. Feminism and Pay Equity: The Last Campaign and the Later Years Notes
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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 240 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9781550283266
Format: 9in x 6in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 22nd February 2012
ISBN: 9781552779392
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  HIS006000, SOC028000
Imprint: Lorimer


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