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Canadian Women in History List 2013

October is Women's History Month in Canada. Here's an eclectic mix of Canadian books chronicling the lives of women over time.

by Kiley Turner · Tagged Women, women's history month, history

Venus with Biceps

A Pictorial History of Muscular Women

by (author) David L. Chapman
with Patricia Vertinsky

The Gendered Screen

Canadian Women Filmmakers

edited by Brenda Austin-Smith & George Melnyk

Sisters or Strangers?

Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History, Second Edition

edited by Marlene Epp & Franca Iacovetta

Democracy's Angels

The Work of Women Teachers

by (author) Kristina R. Llewellyn

Women in Medicine

A Celebration of Their Work

by (photographer) Ted Grant & Sandy Carter
introduction by Judith Finlayson

Indigenous Women, Work, and History


by (author) Mary Jane Logan McCallum

Through Feminist Eyes

Essays on Canadian Women’s History

by (author) Joan Sangster

The Bold and the Brave

A History of Women in Science and Engineering

by (author) Monique Frize

We're rooted here and they can't pull us up

Essays in African Canadian Women's History

edited by Peggy Bristow

One Best Way?, The

Breastfeeding History, Politics, and Policy in Canada

by (author) Tasnim Nathoo & Aleck Ostry

Awfully Devoted Women

Lesbian Lives in Canada, 1900-65

by (author) Cameron Duder

Women and the White Man's God

Gender and Race in the Canadian Mission Field

by (author) Myra Rutherdale

Herstory 2014

The Canadian Women's Calendar

by (author) Saskatoon Women's Calendar Collective

100 More Canadian Heroines

Famous and Forgotten Faces

by (author) Merna Forster
foreword by Julie Payette

Immodest and Sensational

150 Years of Canadian Women in Sports

by (author) M. Ann Hall