By Linda M. Ambrose
As the founding president of the linked nation ladies of the area (ACWW), Madge Robertson Watt (1868–1948) grew to become imperialism on its head. in the course of the First global struggle, Watt imported the “made-in-Canada” notion of Women’s Institutes – voluntary institutions of rural girls – to the British nation-state. within the interwar years, she capitalized at the luck of the Institutes to aid 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 enterprises which stay energetic 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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A Great Rural Sisterhood: Madge Robertson Watt and the ACWW by Linda M. Ambrose