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BOOK LAUNCH: Jeannie’s Demise: Abortion on Trial in Victorian Toronto

December 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Illegal. Underground. Deadly.

Please join us for a virtual launch of Ian Radforth’s Jeannie’s Demise: Abortion on Trial in Victorian Toronto, which will feature a powerful discussion with outstanding panelists.


About the book

“With great skill, compassion, and empathy, Ian Radforth cuts through the voyeuristic and often judgmental press coverage of the trial to bring humanity to Jeannie Gilmour and those on trial for her death. … Jeannie’s Demise will resonate with reproductive justice activists today, who continue the increasingly difficult work of defending people’s control of their reproductive health.” – Nancy Janovicek, Department of History, University of Calgary

About the author

Ian Radforth is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History, University of Toronto. A Canadian social historian, he is the author of Bushworkers and Bosses: Logging in Northern Ontario, 1900–1980 and Royal Spectacle: The 1860 Visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada and the United States.

About the panelists

Karen Dubinsky, is professor of History & Global Development Studies at Queen’s University, and is the author of many books, including Cuba Beyond the Beach: Stories of Life in Havana.

Carolyn Egan, is president of the Steelworkers’ Toronto Area Council and president of United Steelworkers, Local 8300. She is a prominent activist in the women’s and reproductive justice movements.

Adam Bunch is a historian, creator of the Toronto Dreams Project, author of The Toronto Book of the Dead, and host of the Canadiana documentary series.

Mariana Valverde is professor of Criminology at the University of Toronto, and the author of many books, including Everyday Law on the Street: City Governance in an Age of Diversity and The Age of Light, Soap, and Water: Moral Reform in English Canada 1880s-1920s.

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