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Essays in the History of Canadian Law

Quebec and the Canadas

edited by George Blaine Baker & Donald Fyson

University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
General, Legal History, Canadian
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    Nov 1999
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    Dec 2013
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The essays in this volume deal with the legal history of the Province of Quebec, Upper and Lower Canada, and the Province of Canada between the British conquest of 1759 and confederation of the British North America colonies in 1867. The backbone of the modern Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, this geographic area was unified politically for more than half of the period under consideration. As such, four of the papers are set in the geographic cradle of modern Quebec, four treat nineteenth-century Ontario, and the remaining four deal with the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes watershed as a whole.

The authors come from disciplines as diverse as history, socio-legal studies, women’s studies, and law. The majority make substantial use of second-language sources in their essays, which shade into intellectual history, social and family history, regulatory history, and political history.

About the authors

G. Blaine Baker is professor emeritus in the Faculty of Law at McGill University.

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Donald Fyson is a professor in the Department of Historical Sciences at l’Université Laval.

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