A biography of Helena Gutteridge, who died in 1960, and left behind a legacy of social and political reform.
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A militant suffragist, a champion of workers' rights and a fighter for low-income housing, Helena Gutteridge changed history when she was the first woman ever elected to Vancouver City Council.About the Author:
Irene Howard writes about the social history of Vancouver and has contributed articles to many journals and collections, among them Vancouver Past. She is the author of a book about the early Swedish community in Vancouver and of the local bestseller, Bowen Island, 1872-1972.
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Book Description University of British Columbia Press, Canada, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Helena Gutteridge was a socialist and feminist whose vision helped to shape social reform legislation in British Columbia in the first decades of the twentieth century, and also one of the first women there to hold high political office. She was born in England in 1879. A militant suffragist, tutored by the Pankhursts, she learned the politics of confrontation early. Emigrating to Vancouver in 1911, she found the suffrage movement there too polite and organized the B.C. Woman s Suffrage League to help working women fight for the vote. And she kept on organizing. As a journeyman tailor she was a power in her union local, and as the only woman on the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council -- their rebel girl -- she championed the rights of workers and organized women to fight for themselves. In the 1930s, as a member of the feisty new political movement, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, she joined in the struggles of the unemployed for work and wages. Then, in 1937, as the first woman ever elected to Vancouver City Council, she led the fight for low-income housing. As was typical for women of her class and time, Helena did not keep personal records, nor did organizational records exist to any extent. Irene Howard made it her task, over a period of years, to search out and assemble details of Helena s life and career, and to interview old comrades who knew Helena and the turbulent times in which she lived. Herself a miner s daughter, the author brings to her subject an affectionate regard and sympathy qualified by the larger view of the scholar and researcher. The result is a lively biography, shot through with humour and pathos, that pays homage to Helena Gutteridge and to many of the people who have been inspired by a cause and who have taught us about the politics of caring. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780774804257
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Book Description 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. When Helena Gutteridge died in 1960, she left behind a legacy of social and political reform. She was born into a working-class family in England where, as a young woman, she .Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 288 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 9780774804257