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Chalus, Elaine. "The Edmonton Commercial Graduates: Women's History: An Integrationist Approach." Winter Sports in the West. Elise A. Corbet and Anthony W. Rasporich. eds, 69-86. Calgary: Historical Society of Alberta, 1990. Access Our Future, Our Past. http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/loc_hist/toc.aspx?id=4049.

AB: This article focuses on the triumphs and legacy of the famous Edmonton Grads basketball team and is organized into two parts. The first section provides a factual account of the team and its biography including how they got started, the coach (J. Percy Page) and his unique coaching methods, their rise to fame and their innumerable accomplishments within the sport. The second section explores the experiences of the Grads from both a feminist and an integrationist historical approach. The author explores the attitudes of society towards an all-female successful athletics team, how the media and press dealt with their fame, and the response of the Grads themselves to their own success and the acclaim they had acquired.

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