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The grand experiment : law and legal culture in British settler societies

The grand experiment : law and legal culture in British settler societies

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): A. R. Buck, Hamar Foster, Benjamin L. Berger
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): British Columbia
  • Publication Information: Vancouver : Published by the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by UBC Press, ©2008
  • Publication Type (Medium): Aufsatzsammlung, Electronic books, History
  • Material: Biography, Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Series title: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/the-grand-experiment-law-and-legal-culture-in-british-settler-societies/ (Stable identifier)

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Print version: Grand experiment. Vancouver: Published by the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by UBC Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2009368490 (OCoLC)231879844

Short Description

1 online resource (XI, 400 pages) : ILlustrations, maps, portraits.

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Useful for students learning an area of law, The grand experiment : law and legal culture in British settler societies is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by UBC Press
  • Responsable Person: edited by Hamar Foster, Benjamin L. Berger, and A.R. Buck.
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Copyright Date: 2008
  • Location: Vancouver
  • Country/State: British Columbia
  • Number of Editions: 10 editions
  • First edition Date: 2008
  • Last edition Date: 2008
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD5020
  • Dewey Code: 349.41
  • ISBN: 9780774814935 0774814934
  • OCLC: 747432565

Main Contents

Introduction: Does law matter? The new colonial legal history / Benjamin L. Berger, Hamar Foster, and A.R. Buck
Libel and the colonial administration of justice in Upper Canada and New South Wales, c. 1825-30 / Barry Wright
The limits of despotic government at sea / Bruce Kercher
One chief, two chiefs, red chiefs, blue chiefs: newcomer perspectives on indigenous leadership in Rupert's land and the North-West Territories / Janna Promislow
Rhetoric, reason, and the rule of law in early colonial New South Wales / Ian Holloway, Simon Bronitt, and John Williams
Sometimes persuasive authority : Dominion case law and English judges, 1895-1970 / Jeremy Finn
Courts, communities, and communication : the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on circuit, 1816-50 / Jim Phillips and Philip Girard
Fame and infamy: two men of the law in colonial New Zealand / David V. Williams
Moving in an “eccentric orbit” : the independence of Judge Algernon Sidney Montagu in Van Diemen's land 1833-47 / Stefan Petrow
“Not in keeping with the traditions of the Cariboo Courts” : courts and community identity in Northeastern British Columbia, 1920-50 / Jonatan Swainger
Starkie's adventures in North America : the emergence of libel law / Lyndsay M. Campbell
The law of dower in New South Wales and the United States : a study in comparative legal history / A.R. Buck and Nancy E. Wright
Contesting prohibition and the Constitution in 1850s New Brunswick / Greg Marquis
From humble prayers to legal demands : the Cowichan petition of 1909 and the British Columbia Indian land question / Hamar Foster and Benjamin L. Berger
Afterword: Looking from the past into the future / John McLaren.

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