Women's Movement

WOMEN'S MOVEMENT, as an organized political movement in BC, had its roots in the women's social reform groups of the 1880s and 1890s. Women of all ethnocultural groups in colonial BC—mostly aboriginal and English-speaking immigrant women, with smaller numbers of Asian and other European women—had informal networks centred on shared domestic work, but as BC's population mushroomed in the frontier society, the colony's white, middle-class women organized more formal groups to rescue sick and...

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