Brian Young is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University. He taught history at McGill from 1975 until his retirement in 2009. His research interests centre on the social and cultural experience of the nineteenth-century Quebec elite. He is also a founding member of the Montreal History Group, a research collective which consists of students, independent scholars and faculty from universities in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. In 2010 he received the Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies.
Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books
The Politics of Codification: The Lower Canadian Civil Code of 1866 (Montreal: The Osgoode Society and McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1994), 264 pp.
Chapters in Osgoode Society Books
‘Dimensions of a Law Practice: Brokerage and Ideology in
the Career of George-Étienne Cartier’ in Carol Wilton, ed. Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Vol IV: Beyond the Law – Lawyers and Business in Canada 1830-1930 (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1990), pp. 92-111.