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Courageous Women      

     Courageous Women In 1934, McClelland and Stewart published a book of essays about notable women. The Canadian women described in the book tended to be educators or founders of social movements. Marian Keith and Mabel Burns McKinley were the other writers and editors of this collection along with Montgomery. Some of the women they wrote about were Catherine Parr Trail, Mrs. A.C. Courtice (founder of the Home and School movement), and Mrs. Clark Murray, founder of the Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire.
     Montgomery wrote three chapters for the book: one on Mary Slessor of Calabar, one on Joan of Arc, and one on Florence Nightingale. Mary Slessor was a Scottish missionary who taught in Africa. Montgomery's story about Florence Nightingale focused on her time in Crimea. Montgomery consulted the work of George Bernard Shaw for her chapter on Joan of Arc. Montgomery was not particularly interested in this type of writing - she preferred to spend time producing fiction. However, it brought in some much-needed extra money for the Macdonalds.
Courageous Women cover printed 1934



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