The Resource Travels and identities : Elizabeth and Adam Shortt in Europe, 1911, Peter E. Paul Dembski, editor, (ebook)

Travels and identities : Elizabeth and Adam Shortt in Europe, 1911, Peter E. Paul Dembski, editor, (ebook)

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Travels and identities : Elizabeth and Adam Shortt in Europe, 1911
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Travels and identities
Title remainder
Elizabeth and Adam Shortt in Europe, 1911
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Peter E. Paul Dembski, editor
Title variation
Elizabeth and Adam Shortt in Europe, 1911
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Elizabeth Smith Shortt was one of the first three women to obtain a medical degree in Canada, and her husband, Adam Shortt, enjoyed a successful career as a professor of politics and economics at Queen's University in Kingston. In 1908 Adam Shortt relocated his family to Ottawa to take up a commission to oversee civil service reform under Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier. There he convinced his superiors that an onsite investigation of four European countries would expedite his effort to improve Canada's bureaucracy, and in June 1911 he and Elizabeth embarked on their trip. This book chronicles their Atlantic crossing and extended visit to England, as well as trips to Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands. The Shortts were generally pleased with England and its values, but Elizabeth was sharply critical of the behaviour of British nurses. Her diaries and letters, here reprinted, critiqued the lands and peoples she visited in Europe. Leading foreign feminists such as Lady Chichester and Mrs. Maud of the Mothers' Union in England sought her advice, as did Alice Salomon in Germany, the corresponding secretary of the International Council of Women. The diaries and letters presented in this volume reveal the multifaceted nature of Adam and Elizabeth Shortt, from public figures to difficult employers to a couple who couldn't help but live beyond their means. Peter E. Paul Dembski's introduction paints a picture of a couple who lived as moderate liberals with occasional conservative or radical views, and who blended science and an adherence to Protestant Christianity into their thinking. Their travel experiences, during a period of building political upheaval, provide a valuable snapshot of pre-First World War European society and culture
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Midwest
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914.04/88
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non fiction
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  • Shortt, Adam
  • Smith, Elizabeth
  • Smith, Elizabeth
  • Shortt, Adam
  • Canadians
  • Electronic books
  • Europe
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adult
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Travels and identities : Elizabeth and Adam Shortt in Europe, 1911, Peter E. Paul Dembski, editor, (ebook)
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9781771122276
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12147611
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12147611
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Travels and identities : Elizabeth and Adam Shortt in Europe, 1911, Peter E. Paul Dembski, editor, (ebook)
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Publication
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Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771122276
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12147611
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12147611
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MWT12147611
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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