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A Reconstructed World: A Feminist Biography of Gertrude Richardson Barbara Roberts

A Reconstructed World: A Feminist Biography of Gertrude Richardson

Barbara Roberts

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9780773565920
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414 pages
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Born in Leicester, England, and raised in a working-class family, Richardson emigrated to northern Manitoba in 1911. She was influential in the womens and peace movements in both countries. Devoutly religious, she challenged orthodoxy and workedMoreBorn in Leicester, England, and raised in a working-class family, Richardson emigrated to northern Manitoba in 1911. She was influential in the womens and peace movements in both countries. Devoutly religious, she challenged orthodoxy and worked outside the mainstream churches for peace and social justice. She cofounded one of the earliest suffrage groups in Manitoba and was a key activist in peace movements during the Boer War and World War I. She also served as an information centre for international antiwar news and ran an internationally focused womens peace crusade in World War I from her Manitoba farmhouse via the post and newspaper columns.