Dreams of Equality: Women on the Canadian Left, 1920-1950 by Joan Sangster

By Joan Sangster

Canadian ladies at the political left within the first 1/2 the 20 th century fought with various levels of dedication for women's rights. Women's desires of equality have been partly a imaginative and prescient of monetary and sophistication equality, even though in addition they represented profound wishes for equality with males - either inside of their very own events and within the greater society. In either the Communist occasion of Canada and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, a male-dominated management seldom embraced women's factors wholeheartedly or as a doctrinal precedence. So-called women's concerns, no matter if contraception, shopper concerns, or equivalent pay, often took moment position to an emphasis at the basic wishes of staff or farmers. still, many ladies persisted to advertise their feminist motives throughout the socialist stream, within the desire that, finally, the socialist New Jerusalem could see their desires of equality fulfilled.

In Dreams of Equality, Joan Sangster chronicles in interesting aspect the 1st tentative levels of a politically acutely aware women's move in Canada, from the time of women's suffrage to the 1950's whilst the CPC went into decline and the CCF started to adventure the alterations that might evolve into the hot Democratic occasion a decade later.

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