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Florence Nightingale and the Medical Men

Working Together for Health Care Reform

by Lynn McDonald
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: women, great britain

Florence Nightingale is known as a hospital reformer, a social reformer, and the founder of professional nursing; few realize that she worked closely with doctors on these issues. As Nightingale’s first supporters and colleagues, doctors contributed to reducing the high death rates in Crimean War hospitals and learned from the consequential refor …

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Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds

Canadian Women and the Search for Global Order

edited by Jill Campbell-Miller; Greg Donaghy & Stacey Barker
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: women, diplomacy, post-confederation (1867-), social history, women's studies

Where are the women in Canada’s international history? Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds gathers scholars to explore the role of women in twentieth-century Canadian international affairs. They examine the lives and careers of professionals employed abroad as doctors, nurses, or economic development advisors; those fighting for change as anti-war, …

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Hemingway's Widow

The Life and Legacy of Mary Welsh Hemingway

by Timothy Christian
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: editors, journalists, publishers, women, marriage

A stunning portrait of the complicated woman who was Ernest Hemingway’s fourth wife, exploring the tumultuous years of their marriage, and evoking her merry widowhood as she shapes Hemingway’s literary legacy.

Mary Welsh, a celebrated wartime journalist during the London Blitz and the liberation of Paris, meets Ernest Hemingway in May 1944. He b …

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The Volunteers

How Halifax Women Won the Second World War

by Lezlie Lowe
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: women, volunteer work, world war ii

The long-awaited narrative history of the women who volunteered in Nova Scotia during the Second World War by award-winning journalist and author of No Place to Go.

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Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Women and the Vote in the Prairie Provinces

by Sarah Carter
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: women, women in politics, women's studies, post-confederation (1867-), canadian

Many of Canada’s most famous suffragists lived and campaigned in the Prairie provinces, which led the way in granting women the right to vote and hold office. In Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice, Sarah Carter challenges the myth that grateful male legislators simply handed women the vote when it was asked for. Settler suffragists worked lon …

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Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity

contributions by Ina Merdjanova; Kristin Aune; Milica Bakic-Hayden; Maria Bucur; Ketevan Gurchiani; James Kapalo; Helena Kupari; Sarah Riccardi-Swartz; Eleni Sotiriou; Tatiana Tiaynen-Qadir & Detelina Tocheva
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged: orthodox, women, cultural

Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity fills a significant gap in the sociology of religious practice: Studies focused on women’s religiosity have overlooked Orthodox populations, while studies of Orthodox practice (operating within the dominant theological, historical, and sociological framework) have remained gender-blind.
The essays i …

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Asleep in the Deep

Nursing Sister Anna Stamers and the First World War

by Dianne Kelly
edition: Paperback
tagged: world war i, medical, women

On 27 June 1918, the Llandovery Castle, a Canadian hospital ship returning to England, was sunk by a German U-boat in contravention of international law. Two hundred and thirty-four crew members died, including fourteen nursing sisters. It was the most significant Canadian naval disaster of the First World War.

Anna Stamers, a thirty-year-old nursi …

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Frontiers of Feminism

Movements and Influences in Québec and Italy, 1960–80

by Jacinthe Michaud
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: women's studies, women, post-confederation (1867-), feminism & feminist theory, non-classifiable

From the mid-1960s to the mid-80s, feminist activism in North America and Europe reached its peak, animated by a disparate array of issues and ideas. Frontiers of Feminism compares Québécois and Italian feminisms, revealing both the synergy between feminism and the left and the influence of American and French women’s movements on those in Qué …

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