Framing Our Past: Constructing Canadian Women's History in the Twentieth Century

Front Cover
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, May 14, 2001 - Social Science - 532 pages
0 Reviews
With introductory essays by historians, Framing Our Past emphasizes the lived experiences of women: their participation in many areas of social life, such as social rituals with other women; organized sporting clubs; philanthropic, spiritual and aesthetic activities; study and reading groups. The authors then focus on women's roles as nurturers and keepers of the hearth B their experiences with family management, child care, and health concerns. They consider women's varied contributions within formal and informal educational systems as well as their instrumental political role in consumer activism, social work, peace movements, and royal commissions. Canadian women's shaping of health care and science through nursing, physiotherapy and research are discussed, as is women's work, from domestic labour to dressmaking to broadcasting to banking. Using diary accounts, oral history, letters, organizational records, paintings, quilts, dressmaking patterns, milliners' records, posters, Framing our Past offers a unique opportunity to share what is rarely if ever seen, offering insights into the preservation and interpretation of historical sources.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

FAMILY AND THE HOME
73
TEACHING AND LEARNING
147
WOMENS ACTIVISM AND THE STATE
199
HEALTH CARE AND SCIENCE
275
EARNING THEIR BREAD
317
Archival Sources Identified by EssayVignette
423
CrossReferenced Essay Index
427
Notes
431
Selected Readings
485
Contributors
489
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

Sharon Anne Cook is professor, education, University of Ottawa.

Lorna McLean is assistant professor, education, University of Ottawa

Kate O’Rourke is an archivist, Special Collections, Archives of Ontario.

Bibliographic information