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A Great Rural Sisterhood: Madge Robertson Watt and the ACWW by Linda M. Ambrose

By Linda M. Ambrose

As the founding president of the linked nation ladies of the realm (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” suggestion of Women’s Institutes – voluntary institutions of rural ladies – 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 girls. A feminist imperialist and a liberal internationalist, Watt used to be important to the institution of 2 companies 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 extraordinary existence, from her early years as a Toronto journalist to her retirement and memorialization after the second one global War.

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