And on that Farm He Had a Wife: Ontario Farm Women and Feminism, 1900-1970

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2001 - Social Science - 234 pages
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Focusing on white Anglo-Protestant farm women in southern and southwestern Ontario, Monda Halpern argues that many Ontario farm women were indeed feminist, and that this feminism was more progressive than their conservative image has suggested. In And On That Farm He Had a Wife Halpern demonstrates that Ontario farm women adhered to social feminism - a feminism that focused on values and experiences associated with women and that emphasized the differences between women and men, promoting female specificity, solidarity, and separatism. These principles were informed by farm women's overlapping roles as wives and unpaid farm labourers.
  

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Contents

Writing Ontario Farming
19
Gender Conflict
27
We oldfashioned folk do not put enough science into
52
The Failure of
79
Farm Women
106
Notes
141
Bibliography
207
Index
227
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Halpern is professor of history at the University of Western Ontario.

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