Annual Fall Author Series 2022: Elizabeth Gillian Muir

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Annual Fall Author Series 2022: Elizabeth Gillian Muir

Join us on November 10th for the second evening of our author's series!

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Toronto's First Post Office 260 Adelaide Street East Toronto, ON M5A 1N1 Canada

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Elizabeth Gillian Muir will speak about her newly released book, An Unrecognized Contribution: Women and their Work in early 19th century Toronto, highlighting scores of women and the work they undertook during a period of great change for the city.

"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, brickworks, 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 search of early street directories, the first city histories, personal diaries, and other documents."

About the author:

Elizabeth (Liz) Gillan Muir has taught Canadian history at Waterloo University and the University of Toronto. She has written extensively about women in Upper Canada and in addition to writing non-fiction for adults, she has also published a series of children's books. Elizabeth holds degrees from Queen's University, the Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D from McGill University.

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Fall Author Series

This event is part of our Fall Author Series featuring three acclaimed Canadian historians and writers! With the help of illustrated presentations and readings, these authors will provide insight into their publications that focus on various aspects of early Toronto history.

October 27th - Dr. Funké Aladejebi, Schooling the System: A History of Black Women Teachers (TICKETS)

November 10th - Elizabeth Gillian Muir, An Unrecognized Contribution: Women & their work in 19th Century Toronto

December 1st - Dr. Mark G. McGowan, Death or Canada: Irish Famine Migration to Toronto, 1847 (TICKETS)

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