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Threshold Girl: Love and Life in 1910 (School Marms and Suffragettes)
 
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Threshold Girl: Love and Life in 1910 (School Marms and Suffragettes) [Kindle Edition]

Dorothy Nixon

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"What does it take to be a 'good' member of society? Well, that definition changes from one society to another, from one era to another.

In 1911, Flora Nicholson of Richmond, Quebec, a 'good' girl in every respect, is coming of age, about to enter Teachers College just as the militant suffragettes in Britain are embarking on a fiery campaign of civil disobedience.

Despite mostly negative headlines in the press, Mrs. Pankhurst's somewhat rainbow-coalition of suffragettes is inspiring young women like Flora across the Empire, in Europe and in the United States to ask for more from their society, to ask for their rights, equal rights to men.

And Flora Nicholson and her family, her mother Margaret and her sisters Edith and Marion, are not insensible to the siren call of these 'silly, hysterical, or heroic women' (depending on how you see their cause).

This is Flora's story, based on real family letters, embellished with excerpts from the historical record.

It is also Canada's story, Quebec's story and the story of a once-thriving Eastern Township's town, now hemorrhaging its youth to the big city because of industrialization.

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About the Author

Dorothy Nixon has worked as a copywriter for radio, television and advertising and as a freelance journalist for publications such as the Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Salon.com.

Many of her essays have been published as "models" in prestigious educational textbooks.

She specializes in education and women's issues and is currently at work on a book in an award-winning series for a prestigious Canadian publishing house.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 685 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AZ3LUO2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #284,166 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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