"Canada's Legal Pasts presents new essays on a range of topics and episodes in Canadian legal history, provides an introduction to legal methodologies, shows researchers new to the field how to locate and use a variety of sources, and includes a combined bibliography arranged to demonstrate best practices in gathering and listing primary sources. It is an essential welcome for scholars who wish to learn about Canada's legal pasts--and why we study them. Telling new stories--about a fishing vessel that became the subject of an extraordinarily long diplomatic dispute, young Northwest Mounted Police constables subject to an odd mixture of police discipline and criminal procedure, and more--this book presents the vibrant evolution of Canada's legal tradition. Explorations of primary sources, including provincial archive records that suggest how Quebec courts have been used in interfamilial conflict, newspaper records that disclose the details of bigamy cases, and penitentiary records that reveal the details of the lives and legal entanglements of Canada's most marginalized people, show the many different ways of researching and understanding legal history. This is Canadian legal history as you've never seen it before. Canada's Legal Pasts dives into new topics in Canada's fascinating history and presents practical approaches to legal scholarship, bringing together established and emerging scholars in collection essential for researchers at all levels."-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Family Defamation in the Quebec Civil Courts: The View from the Archives / Eric H. Reiter Writing Penitentiary History / Ted McCoy Analyzing Bigamy Cases without Going to the Archives: It Is Possible / Mélanie Méthot Trial Pamphlets and Newspaper Accounts / Lyndsay Campbell The Last Voyage of the Frederick Gerring, Jr / Christopher Shorey The Textbook Edition of James Kent's Commentaries Used in Canada v. Gerring / Angela Fernandez Empire's Law: Archives and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council / Catharine MacMillan Practising Law in the "Lawyerless" Colony of New France / Alexandra Havrylyshyn Poursuivre son mari en justice: femmes mariées et coutumede Paris devant la cour du Banc du roi de Montréal (1795-1830) / Jean-Philippe Garneau Getting Their Man: The NWMP as Accused in theTerritorial Criminal Court in the Canadian North-West, 1876-1903 / Shelley A.M. Gavigan Sex Discrimination in Canadian Law: From Equal Citizenship to Human Rights Law / Dominique Clément Legal-Historical Writing for the Canadian Prairies: Past, Present, Future / Louis A. Knafla.
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