By Cheryl MacDonald
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, lifelong crusader for the popularity of the family sciences (cooking, stitching, childcare and house responsibilities) and an early proponent of domestic economics in Canada, used to be one of the novel new girl of the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. She helped flip the Canadian YWCA right into a nationwide association. She based the Women's Institute, assisted within the founding of the Victorian Order of Nurses and represented Canada on various overseas Councils of ladies, in addition to developing the 1st tuition for the educational of family technological know-how lecturers in Canada and placing jointly the 1st Canadian family technology textbook, popularly referred to as the Little crimson Book.< p>
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Adelaide Hoodless: Domestic Crusader by Cheryl MacDonald