Paul Craven

Paul Craven-(B.A. (Hons.), M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto; C.S.C.L, Osgoode Hall Law School)

Paul Craven is a retired York University professor who practices as a labour arbitrator and mediator in Ontario. He has published books and scholarly articles on labour relations and economic history as well as legal history.

Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books

Petty Justice: Low Law and the Sessions System in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, 1785-1867 (University of Toronto Press, 2014), 568 pp.

Chapters in Osgoode Society Books

“The law of rules: Prosecuting railway workers in mid-19th-century Ontario,” in Jim Phillips, Roy McMurtry and John Saywell, eds.,  Essays in History of Canadian Law X: A Tribute to Peter Oliver, University of Toronto Press, 2008.

“‘The modern spirit of the law’: Blake, Mowat, and the Breaches of Contract Act, 1877,” in Blaine Baker and Jim Phillips, eds., Essays in the History of Canadian Law VIII, in Honour of R.C.B. Risk, University of Toronto Press, 1999

“Law and ideology: the Toronto Police Court, 1850-80,” in D.H. Flaherty, ed., Essays in the History of Canadian Law II, University of Toronto Press, 1983

“The law of master and servant in mid-nineteenth-century Ontario,” in D.H. Flaherty, ed., Essays in the History of Canadian Law I, University of Toronto Press, 1981

Other Legal History Publications

Masters, Servants and Magistrates in Britain and the Empire, 1562- 1955, University of North Carolina Press, 2004(Co-editor with C.D. Hay/Contributor)

“Introduction,” in Masters, Servants and Magistrates, above (with C.D. Hay)

“Canada 1670-1935: Symbolic enforcement in Loyalist North America,” in Masters, Servants and Magistrates, above

‘An Impartial Umpire’ – Industrial Relations and the Canadian State, 1900-1911, University of Toronto Press, 1980(Sole author)

“Just Cause: Industrial discipline at arbitration in the 1940s”, 20 Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal 2, 2018.

“The criminalization of ‘free’ labour: Master and servant in compar- ative perspective,” in Paul Lovejoy and Nicholas Rogers, eds., Unfree Labour in the Atlantic World, Frank Cass, 1995 (with C.D. Hay)

“The criminalization of ’free’ labour: master and servant in comparative perspective,” Slavery & Abolition, 15, 2, August 1994 (with C.D. Hay)

“Master and servant in England and the empire: a comparative study,”Labour/Le Travail, 31, 1993 (with C.D. Hay)

“The meaning of misadventure: The Baptiste Creek railway disaster of 1854 and its aftermath,” in Roger Hall et al., eds., Patterns of the Past: Interpreting Ontario’s History, Dundurn Press, 1988

“Workers’ conspiracies in Toronto, 1854-72,” Labour/Le Travail XIV