Publisher:UBC Press, 2019Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
"When the history of suffrage is written, the role played by our politicians will cut a sad figure beside that of the women they insulted." Speaking in 1935, feminist Idola Saint-Jean captured the bitter nature of Quebec women's prolonged fight for the right to vote. To Be Equals in Our Own Country is a passionate yet even-handed account of the road to suffrage in Quebec, examining women's political participation since winning the vote in 1940 and comparing their struggle to movements in other countries. This astute exploration of enfranchisement rightly recognizes suffrage as a fundamental question of human rights.Subject(s): Canada | History | Legal status, laws, etc | Social conditions | Suffrage | Suffragists | Voting | WomenOriginal Publisher: [S.l.], UBC PressLanguage(s): English