By Linda M. Ambrose
As the founding president of the linked state girls of the area (ACWW), Madge Robertson Watt (1868–1948) became imperialism on its head. through the First international conflict, Watt imported the “made-in-Canada” notion of Women’s Institutes – voluntary institutions of rural ladies – to the British geographical region. within the interwar years, she capitalized at the luck of the Institutes to assist create the ACWW, an international association of rural girls. A feminist imperialist and a liberal internationalist, Watt was once imperative to the institution of 2 firms which stay lively all over the world today.
In A nice Rural Sisterhood, Linda M. Ambrose makes use of a wealth of archival fabrics from each side of the Atlantic to inform the tale of Watt’s outstanding existence, from her early years as a Toronto journalist to her retirement and memorialization after the second one global War.
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