Cynthia Comacchio is a professor in the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. Her previous publications include Nations Are Built of Babies: Saving Ontarios Mothers and Children, 1900 to 1940 and The Infinite Bonds of Family: Domesticity in Canada, 1850 to 1940. With Elizabeth Jane Errington, she edited People, Places and Times: Topics in Canadian Social History, vol. 1: Pre-Confederation and vol. 2: Post-Confederation.