Search our site
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron Read the opening extract of the brand new Sophie Cameron book before its publication on 22/03/2018

The Feminist Challenge to the Canadian Left, 1900-1918 by Janice Newton

The Feminist Challenge to the Canadian Left, 1900-1918


The Feminist Challenge to the Canadian Left, 1900-1918 by Janice Newton

Newton argues that socialist women and their concerns posed a radical challenge to the male-dominated left. Early socialist women fought to be treated as equals and actively debated popular women's issues, including domestic work, women in industry, sexuality, and women's suffrage. They provided a unique and vibrant perspective on these issues and challenged the middle-class bias inherent in the women's movement. Broadening our understanding of Canadian social history, Newton analyses the intersection of two important social movements - the labour/socialist and the turn-of-the-century feminist movements - and draws conclusions that are essential for understanding the class and gender characteristics of social criticism and activism in this period.


This spirited examination of the dialogue between feminism and socialism will create considerable interest and debate. I wholeheartedly recommend the book. Veronica Strong-Boag, Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations, University of British Columbia.

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st January 1995


Janice Newton

More books by Janice Newton
Author 'Like for Like'


McGill-Queen's University Press


272 pages


Ethnic studies
Feminism & feminist theory



I recommend Lovereading because you get honest reviews on a whole range of genres-there's something for everyone. It's the only site I need.

Sian Spinney

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey