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By Linda M. Ambrose

As the founding president of the linked nation girls of the realm (ACWW), Madge Robertson Watt (1868–1948) became imperialism on its head. throughout the First global conflict, Watt imported the “made-in-Canada” idea of Women’s Institutes – voluntary institutions of rural girls – to the British nation-state. within the interwar years, she capitalized at the luck of the Institutes to assist create the ACWW, an international association of rural girls. A feminist imperialist and a liberal internationalist, Watt was once principal to the institution of 2 companies which stay lively all over the world today.

In A nice Rural Sisterhood, Linda M. Ambrose makes use of a wealth of archival fabrics from each side of the Atlantic to inform the tale of Watt’s impressive existence, from her early years as a Toronto journalist to her retirement and memorialization after the second one global War.

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