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Published: 05 July 2012

272 Pages

6.0 x 9.0 inches

ISBN: 9780195430493

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Canadian Women and the Struggle for Equality

Lorna R. Marsden

  • Multidisciplinary. Marsden's approach draws on insights from sociology, history, political science, legal studies, labour history, and women's studies.
  • Breaks new ground. More than a straightforward history, this book considers often-overlooked topics such as birth control, abortion, employment opportunities, and the role of immigration.
  • Forward looking. A final chapter looks to the future, outlining areas of women's lives that still need to be improved.
  • Expansive. This is a story nearly 150 years old, chronicling the path toward equality since the time of Confederation.
  • Award-winning author. Lorna R. Marsden has received numerous distinctions, including the Order of Canada and being named Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women for four consecutive years.
  • Uniquely Canadian. The factors that set Canada apart, from our federal structure to our health care system to our role as an immigrant-receiving nation, are considered.
  • Quick-reference chronology. A timeline in each chapter provides at-a-glance reference points for key moments in the journey toward equality.

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