The Ontario Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) quickly
evolved from an organization established to eradicate the
consumption of alcohol to become concerned with broader social
problems. Sharon Cook shows that the WCTU nurtured a distinct
feminist culture that promoted the family, children, and an
important public role for women.
"A well-researched study of an organization that was a key voluntary association for many women in Ontario communities, 'Through Sunshine and Shadow' is a delight to read." Phyllis Airhart, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.