Elizabeth Abbott
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Elizabeth Abbott is a Canadian writer and historian with a special interest in women's issues, the lives of animals and the environment. Her books have been translated into 18 languages. They include the recent Dogs and Underdogs: Finding Happiness at Both ends of the Leash, the best-selling historical relationship trilogy - A History of Celibacy, Mistresses: A History of the Other Woman (In Canada, A History of Mistresses) and A History of Marriage - and Sugar: A Bittersweet History, and Haiti: A Shattered Nation. Sugar was a finalist for the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. A History of Marriage was a finalist for the 2010 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

Abbott, who has a McGill University PhD, is a candidate for the Animal Alliance/Environment Voters Party in Canada's Oct. 19th, 2015 elections. She is also a Senior Research Associate at Trinity College, University of Toronto, where from 1991 to 2004 she was Dean of Woman. She coordinated Mt. Sinai Hospital’s pet therapy program for over a decade and served as Vice-President of a local historical society. She is a grandmother, a dog rescuer and lives with several dogs and cats.

Elizabeth Abbott’s website is www.elizabethabbott.ca.
Her blog is http://elizabethabbott.wordpress.com

Entries by Elizabeth Abbott

Honouring Toronto's First Black Councillor And Deputy Mayor

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2016 | 12:28 PM


William Peyton Hubbard, the son of American slaves who in 1837 fled Virginia via the Underground Railroad to take up farming in Canada, was Toronto's first black elected city councillor, representing one of the city's wealthiest and whitest wards and often presiding...

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A Pig's Sanctuary

(2) Comments | Posted October 24, 2011 | 2:14 PM

Belle the pot-bellied pig has found sanctuary-within-a-sanctuary, in her human caretakers' spacious living room. She is a winsome pig who happily greets visitors and encourages belly rubs by rolling over onto her back and snorting with pleasure. But in the pig pen Belle had a problem; a male bullied her,...

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Haiti's Young Men on Motorbikes

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2011 | 4:12 PM

I hadn't been back to Haiti since the tremblement, the earthquake that killed countless people and devastated so much of the country. The destruction was immediately evident. On both sides of the airport road, settlements of uniform grey tents were pitched close. In the crammed capital of Port-au-Prince that was...

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