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Biography & Autobiography Women

Adelaide Hoodless

by (author) Cheryl MacDonald

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1986
Category
Women, Feminism & Feminist Theory, Women's Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550020175
    Publish Date
    Jan 1986
    List Price
    $19.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459714304
    Publish Date
    Jan 1986
    List Price
    $7.99

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Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, lifelong crusader for the recognition of the domestic sciences (cooking, sewing, childcare and housework) and an early proponent of home economics in Canada, was considered one of the radical new woman of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She helped turn the Canadian YWCA into a national organization. She founded the Women’s Institute, assisted in the founding of the Victorian Order of Nurses and represented Canada on numerous International Councils of Women, as well as establishing the first school for the training of domestic science teachers in Canada and putting together the first Canadian domestic science textbook, popularly known as the Little Red Book.

About the author

Cheryl MacDonald wrote, co-authored, or edited nearly 40 books on Canadian history in her over 30-year career. Her articles appeared in Harrowsmith, Canadian Living, The Beaver, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, New York Daily News and numerous other publications. She contributed to the best-selling book Chronicle of Canada, and is the author of fourteen books in Lorimerâ??s Amazing Stories collection. In 2012 she received the Queenâ??s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her work researching and promoting Canadian local history. Cheryl died in fall 2016 after a long battle with cancer.

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