The mischiefmakers: woman’s movement development in Victoria, British Columbia 1850-1910

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dc.contributor.author Ihmels, Melanie
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-11T17:41:26Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-11T17:41:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2014-02-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5178
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the beginning of Victoria, British Columbia’s, women’s movement, stretching its ‘start’ date to the late 1850s while arguing that, to some extent, the local movement criss-crossed racial, ethnic, religious, and gender boundaries. It also highlights how the people involved with the women’s movement in Victoria challenged traditional beliefs, like separate sphere ideology, about women’s position in society and contributed to the introduction of new more egalitarian views of women in a process that continues to the present day. Chapter One challenges current understandings of First Wave Feminism, stretching its limitations regarding time and persons involved with social reform and women’s rights goals, while showing that the issue of ‘suffrage’ alone did not make a ‘women’s movement’. Chapter 2 focuses on how the local ‘women’s movement’ coalesced and expanded in the late 1890s to embrace various social reform causes and demands for women’s rights and recognition, it reflected a unique spirit that emanated from Victorian traditionalism, skewed gender ratios, and a frontier mentality. Chapter 3 argues that an examination of Victoria’s movement, like any other ‘women’s movement’, must take into consideration the ethnic and racialized ‘other’, in this thesis the Indigenous, African Canadian, and Chinese. The Conclusion discusses areas for future research, deeper research questions, and raises the question about whether the women’s movement in Victoria was successful. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Victoria, British Columbia, Canada en_US
dc.subject Canadian Women's History en_US
dc.subject first wave feminism en_US
dc.subject racialization en_US
dc.subject race history en_US
dc.subject gender history en_US
dc.subject separate sphere ideology en_US
dc.subject angel in the house en_US
dc.subject western egalitarianism en_US
dc.subject women's rights en_US
dc.subject social reform en_US
dc.subject suffrage en_US
dc.subject Women's Christian temperance Union en_US
dc.subject Women's Council en_US
dc.subject Times Colonist en_US
dc.subject Frontier mentality en_US
dc.subject ethnicity en_US
dc.subject legal reform en_US
dc.subject Maria Grant en_US
dc.subject Maternal Feminism en_US
dc.subject women's equality en_US
dc.subject sexual equality en_US
dc.subject political equality en_US
dc.subject Frances Willard en_US
dc.subject Susan B. Anthony en_US
dc.title The mischiefmakers: woman’s movement development in Victoria, British Columbia 1850-1910 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Marks, Lynne
dc.contributor.supervisor Lepp, Annalee
dc.degree.department Department of History en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Ihmels, M. L. “‘The New Chewing Gum’: The Women’s Suffrage Movement in the Okanagan Valley, 1890 to 1917.” Okanagan History, 72nd Report of the Okanagan Historical Society 72 (2008). en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0334 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0733 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0631 en_US

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