The Unconventional Nancy Ruth

By Ramona Lumpkin

A Feminist History Society Book Series

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Born into the prominent Jackman family, Nancy Ruth forged her own unique journey as a philanthropist, feminist politician, and activist.

Born into privilege but expected to use her advantages for the good of others, Senator Nancy Ruth has led an uncommon, unconventional life. From her religious ministry to rewriting Canada's national anthem to make it gender-neutral, this outspoken, complicated woman has put her stamp on Canada's public life. Her generous feminist philanthropy allowed numerous women's organizations to flourish, and her talents for friendship and for controversy meant the work was serious but never dull. Like Nancy herself, this book is rich in surprises and contradictions about a remarkable woman who used her privilege to support social change and the battle to better women’s lives in Canada.

Praise & Recognition

"Immensely readable ... a moving account of a daughter setting out to make her mom proud."

Literary Review of Canada

"Retired Canadian Senator Nancy Ruth is a compelling subject for this meticulously researched, very well-written and extremely honest biography by Dr. Ramona Lumpkin."

Winnipeg Free Press

"Ramona Lumpkin ... has meticulously recorded Ruth's life, including her dedication to numerous feminist causes. Thanks to this impressive volume, Nancy Ruth's unconventional life, and her many accomplishments, can take their rightful place in our history."

Herizons Magazine


Publication Date: May 11, 2021

Genre: Adult Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 464

ISBN: 978-1-77260-168-8

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Ramona Lumpkin

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