|Born||1942 (age 78–79)|
|Alma mater||McGill University (doctorate in nineteenth-century history)|
Elizabeth Abbott (born 1942) is a Canadian writer, historian and animal rights activist. She is the former dean of women for St. Hilda's College at the University of Toronto and is currently a senior research associate at Trinity College, University of Toronto.
Abbott has written numerous books, and has contributed to many publications, including The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, The Gazette (Montreal), Quill & Quire, Huffington Post and London Free Press.
- Tropical Obsession: A Universal Tragedy in Four Acts Set in Haiti, 1986
- Haiti: The Duvaliers and their Legacy, 1988
- A History of Celibacy, 1999
- A History of Mistresses, 2003
- Sugar: A Bittersweet History, 2008
- A History of Marriage, 2010
- Haiti: A Shattered Nation, 2011
A History of Mistresses
Elizabeth Abbott's 2003 book examines the large, and often underground history of mistresses. Ranging from Roman Europe to Twentieth Century America, Abbott explores the lives of the 'scarlet women' and the implications of their extramarital relationships.
A History of Marriage
Elizabeth Abbot's third book in her trilogy on the history of relationships examines various rituals of courting, nuptials, marriage, sex, child-raising and divorce. The book was a finalist for the 2010 Governor General's Literary Award in the category of English non-fiction.
Haiti: A Shattered Nation
This is an update of her 1988 book, Haiti: The Duvaliers and their Legacy, commissioned after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, for which she added a new introduction and two new chapters.
- Global News (20 October 2015). "Federal Election 2015: Toronto-Danforth riding results". Retrieved 23 October 2019.
- Beach Metro (15 October 2019). "Federal Election 2019: Toronto-Danforth candidate Elizabeth Abbott, Animal Protection Party, answers our questions". Retrieved 23 October 2019.
- Canada Council for the Arts, 13 October 2010
- "A History of Marriage | Seven Stories Press". Sevenstories.com. Retrieved 9 May 2017.