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 global conflict, Watt imported the “made-in-Canada” inspiration of Women’s Institutes – voluntary institutions of rural girls – to the British nation-state. within the interwar years, she capitalized at the good fortune of the Institutes to assist create the ACWW, a world association of rural ladies. A feminist imperialist and a liberal internationalist, Watt was once valuable to the institution of 2 businesses which stay lively worldwide 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 striking existence, from her early years as a Toronto journalist to her retirement and memorialization after the second one international War.
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A Great Rural Sisterhood: Madge Robertson Watt and the ACWW by Linda M. Ambrose