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. in the course of the First international conflict, Watt imported the “made-in-Canada” thought of Women’s Institutes – voluntary institutions of rural ladies – 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 vital to the institution of 2 enterprises 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 either side of the Atlantic to inform the tale of Watt’s impressive 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