Episode 166: Radical Housewives

 
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In this episode of the History Slam, Sean Graham talks with Julie Guard about her book Radical Housewives: Price Wars and Food Politics in Mid-Twentieth Century Canada. They talk about the creation of the Housewives Consumer Association, who its members were, and what types of pressure they put on the government. We also discuss how public perception of them changed across the decades, the efficacy of political consumerism, and how these women’s stories can inform contemporary political discussions.

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