An Unrecognized Contribution: Women and Their Work in 19th-Century Toronto


by Elizabeth Gillan Muir
Published by Dundurn Press, 2022
6 x 9 inches, 258 pages, softcover

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Women in nineteenth-century Toronto were integral to the life of the growing city. They contributed to the city’s commerce and were owners of stores, factories, brickyards, market gardens, hotels, and taverns; as musicians, painters, and writers, they were a large part of the city’s cultural life; and as nurses, doctors, religious workers, and activists, they strengthened the city’s safety net for those who were most in need.

Their stories are told in this wide-ranging collection of biographies, the result of Muir’s research on early street directories and city histories, personal diaries, and other historical works. Muir references over four hundred women, many of whom are discussed in detail, and describes the work they undertook during a period of great change for Toronto.

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Weight .46 kg
Dimensions 6 × 9 × .75 in