Citizens of the City: Women and Montréal’s Municipal Election of 1910

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Citizens of the City: Women and Montréal’s Municipal Election of 1910
Abstract
The author notes that the Montreal municipal election of 1910 was not just the purview of men; women were engaged in this political process as campaigners but also, for some who were property owners, as voters. The author explains that this explicit political activity disrupts the traditional narrative that Quebec women were unengaged in voting activities or suffrage campaigns until much later. Her examination of women’s municipal engagement reveals the ways that the city's elite women’s philanthropic activism, maternalist ideology, and organizational expertise created a space for them to define and shape their identities as citizens of the city and drew them into overt citizenship acts that would be formally prohibited to women on the provincial level for another thirty years. The author also points out the ways that these elite women of different linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds worked together in this pre-First World War decade.
Publication
Histoire sociale / Social History
Volume
Vol. 54
Issue
no. 110
Pages
43-67
Date
May 2021
Language
en
Citation
Kirkland, Elizabeth. “Citizens of the City: Women and Montréal’s Municipal Election of 1910.” Histoire sociale / Social History Vol. 54, no. 110 (May 2021): 43–67.
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