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Jeannie's Demise: Abortion on Trial in Victorian Toronto
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Jeannie's Demise: Abortion on Trial in Victorian Toronto (Paperback)

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Illegal. Underground. Deadly.



August 1, 1875, Toronto: The naked body of a young woman is discovered in a pine box, half-buried in a ditch along Bloor Street. So begins Jeannie's Demise, a real-life Victorian melodrama that played out in the bustling streets and courtrooms of "Toronto the Good," cast with all the lurid stock characters of the genre. Historian Ian Radforth brings to life an era in which abortion was illegal, criminal proceedings were a spectator sport, and coded advertisements for back-alley procedures ran in the margins of newspapers.



At the centre of the story is the elusive and doomed Jeannie Gilmour, a minister's daughter whose independent spirit can only be glimpsed through secondhand accounts and courtroom reports. As rumours swirl about her final weeks and her abortionists stand trial for their lives, a riveted public grapples with questions of guilt and justice, innocence and intent. Radforth's intensive research grounds the tragedy of Jeannie's demise in sharp historical analysis, presenting over a dozen case studies of similar trials in Victorian-era Canada.



Part gripping procedural, part meticulous autopsy, Jeannie's Demise opens a rare window into the hidden history of a woman's right to choose.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyLawJurisprudence & general issuesLaw & societyGender & the lawPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesEthical issues: abortion & birth control Publisher: Between the Lines Publication Date: 31/01/2021 ISBN-13: 9781771135139  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ian Radforth is a Canadian social historian who taught for more than three decades in the department of history at the University of Toronto. 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.

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