A Great Revolutionary Wave

 A Great Revolutionary Wave:  Women and the Vote in British Columbia,  Lara Campbell, Vancouver:  UBC Press, 2020.

Reviewed by Janet Nicol

Lara Campbell’s concise and engaging account re-thinks the history of the women’s vote in British Columbia as she follows the origins of the suffrage movement in the 1880s to the passage of provincial legislation granting white women the vote in 1917.   By extending the scope of these historic benchmarks and examining issues such as the suffrage movement’s racial exclusionary stance, social class alliances and global influences, the author offers a fresh look at our past.

Published in BC History magazine, Winter 2020

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