Essays in the History of Canadian Law: Volume II

Edited by David H. Flaherty

© 2012

This volume is the second in the Essays in the History of Canadian Law series, designed to illustrate the wide possibilities for research and writing in Canadian legal history. In combination, these volumes reflect the wide-ranging scope of legal history as an intellectual discipline andencourage others to pursue important avenues of inquiry on all aspects of our legal past.

Topics include the role of civil courts in Upper Canada; legal education; political corruption; nineteenth-century Canadian rape law; the Toronto Police Court; the Kamloops outlaws and commissions of assize in nineteenth-century British Columbia; private rights and public purposes in Ontario waterways; the origins of workers' compensation in Ontario; and the evolution of the Ontario courts. Contributors include Brendan O'Brien, Peter N. Oliver, William N.T. Wylie, G. Blaine Baker, Paul Romney, Constance B. Backhouse, Paul Craven, Hamar Foster, Jamie Bendickson, R.C.B. Risk, and Margaret A. Banks.

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  • Series: Essays in the History of Canadian Law
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  • Page Count: 612 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.3in x 8.9in
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This volume is the second in the Essays in the History of Canadian Law series, designed to
illustrate the wide possibilities for research and writing in Canadian legal history.

Essays in the History of Canadian Law: Volume II

Edited by David H. Flaherty

© 2012

This volume is the second in the Essays in the History of Canadian Law series, designed to illustrate the wide possibilities for research and writing in Canadian legal history. In combination, these volumes reflect the wide-ranging scope of legal history as an intellectual discipline andencourage others to pursue important avenues of inquiry on all aspects of our legal past.

Topics include the role of civil courts in Upper Canada; legal education; political corruption; nineteenth-century Canadian rape law; the Toronto Police Court; the Kamloops outlaws and commissions of assize in nineteenth-century British Columbia; private rights and public purposes in Ontario waterways; the origins of workers' compensation in Ontario; and the evolution of the Ontario courts. Contributors include Brendan O'Brien, Peter N. Oliver, William N.T. Wylie, G. Blaine Baker, Paul Romney, Constance B. Backhouse, Paul Craven, Hamar Foster, Jamie Bendickson, R.C.B. Risk, and Margaret A. Banks.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Essays in the History of Canadian Law
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 612 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.3in x 8.9in
  • Reviews

    'This well researched and lucidly written collection is placed extremely well in the social, economic and political history of the subject.'
    Albert Kiralfy
    The International and Comparative Law Quarterly

    'Both the Osgoode Society and Professor Flaherty are to be commended for their parts in fostering and publishing these works of significant quality.'
    John P.S. McLaren
    The Canadian Bar Review

    'From almost every standpoint it is an exceptional accomplishment. The mature scholarship in this volume testifies again to the careful and insistent hand of editor Flaherty.'
    Bradley Adams
    Ontario History
  • Author Information

    David H. Flaherty is a professor emeritus in the Department of History and the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. He now specializes in the management of privacy and information issues.
  • Table of contents

    Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
    Contributors

    1. Instruments of Commerce and Authority: The Civil Courts in Upper Canada 1789-1812
    2. Legal Education in Upper Canada 1785-1889: The law Society as Educator
    3. 'The Ten Thousand Pound Job': Political Corruption, Equitable Jurisdiction, and the Public Interest in Upper Canada 1852-6
    4. Nineteenth-Century Canadian Rape-Law 1800-92
    5. Law and Ideology: The Toronto Police Court 1850-80
    6. The Kamloops Outlaws and Commissions of Assize in Nineteenth-Century British Colombia
    7. Private Rights and Public Purposes in the Lakes, Rivers, and Streams of Ontario 1870-1930
    8. 'The Nuisance of Litigation': The Origins of Workers' Compensation in Ontario
    9. The Evolution of the Ontario Courts 1788-1981

    Table of Cases
    Index

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