The Resource A great restlessness : the life and politics of Dorise Nielsen, Faith Johnston, (electronic resource/)

A great restlessness : the life and politics of Dorise Nielsen, Faith Johnston, (electronic resource/)

Label
A great restlessness : the life and politics of Dorise Nielsen
Title
A great restlessness
Title remainder
the life and politics of Dorise Nielsen
Statement of responsibility
Faith Johnston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dorise Nielsen was a pioneering feminist, a radical politician, the first Communist elected to Canadas House of Commons, and the only woman elected in 1940. But despite her remarkable career, until now little has been known about her. From her youth in London during World War I to her burial in 1980 in a heros cemetery in China, Nielsen lived through tumultuous times. Struggling through the Great Depression as a homesteaders wife in rural Saskatchewan, Nielsen rebelled against the poverty and injustice that surrounded her, and found like-minded activists in the CCF and the Communist Party of Canada. In 1940, when leaders of the Communist Party were either interned or underground, Nielsen became their voice in Parliament. But her activism came at a high price. As a single mother in Ottawa, she sacrificed a close relationship with her family for her career. As a woman in an emerging political party, her authority was increasingly usurped by younger male party members. As a committed communist, she moved to Maos China in 1957 and dedicated her lifes work to a cause that went seriously awry. Faith Johnston illuminates the life of a woman who paved the way for a generation of women in politics, who tried to be both a good mother and a good revolutionary, and who refused to give up on either.--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
SFB
Dewey number
328.71/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1034.N5
LC item number
J64 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A great restlessness : the life and politics of Dorise Nielsen, Faith Johnston, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=497361
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn243614387
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A great restlessness : the life and politics of Dorise Nielsen, Faith Johnston, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=497361
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn243614387
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote

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