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Elizabeth Abbott

Elizabeth Abbott, senior research associate and former dean of women at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, is the author of several books, including A History of Marriage (Penguin, 2009), shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction.

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Elizabeth Abbott

Love and Marriage Canadian-Style

A trove of letters provides a glimpse into early 20th-century love and courtship January–February 2012
Historian Dan Azoulay’s Hearts and Minds: Canadian Romance at the Dawn of the Modern Era, 1900–1930 is a welcome piece of scholarship that offers a fascinating look into Canadians’ love lives. In the era he writes about, when arranged marriages had mostly been discarded as relics of the patriarchal past, romantic courtship between two individuals was the breeding ground for…