Ambrose, Linda M.
Title FOR HOME AND COUNTRY: THE CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE WOMEN'S INSTITUTES IN ONTARIO.
Publisher (Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, 1996), Ist edition.
Seller ID 13797
256 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 10" D), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "...provides a lively account of the organizational life of the Women's Institutes of Ontario. First established in 1897 in Stoney Creek, Ontario, the WI set out to improve the conditions of life for rural women through the promotion of domestic science education. That mandate soon expanded to include self-improvement, government lobbying, and community betterment. At the same time the organization spread geographically, with branches forming in virtually every rural community in Ontario, then across the country and around the world. Tracing that growth, this history concentrates on the activities of members in their own communities, and explains the enduring popularlity of the Women's Institutes...based on extensive research in provincial records, local Institute sources from across the province, and oral history interviews with dozens of members..." Light waviness to top/bottom edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chip at top of spine, light rubbing. VG+/VG