The Last Suffragist Standing is an unprecedented study of a pioneering politician, a New Woman who tested Canadian democracy. Laura Marshall Jamieson (1882–1964) was the last suffragist in Canada to be elected to a provincial or federal legislature, and her biography opens a window into the political and social landscape of her time. She embraced issues such as minimum wage, feminist pacifism, housing, and employment equality throughout her six decades of activism. StrongBoag's deep knowledge of the history of the women's movement and Canadian politics turns this compelling account of a woman's life into an illuminating work on the history of feminism, socialism, internationalism, and activism in Canada.
|Publisher:||University of Washington Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Veronica StrongBoag is a feminist historian with a special interest in the stories of Canada.
Table of Contents
1. The Girl from the Saugeen Peninsula, 1882–19112. The New Woman as Wife, Suffragist, and Activist, 1911–183. Still Bettering the World, 1918–264. Widowed Judge and Progressive Activist, 1927–395. The Challenge of Electoral Politics, 1927–396. Suffragist in the BC Legislature, 1939–417. Legislative Veteran, 1941–458. Taking on Post‑war Misogyny and Vancouver Politics, 1945–649. Faithful Social Democrat, 1945–64
ConclusionPostscript from Four Granddaughters / Dorothy O’Connell, Anne Jamieson, Karen Jamieson, and Marion‑Lea JamiesonNotesSelected BibliographyIndex