Osgoode Society Books
Our books are listed here chronologically by date of publication. Please note that information on our 2020 titles will be released soon. You can still join for 2019 now using the membership page. Use the Search function to the right to find a particular book, or author.
By Lori Chambers, Professor of History and Women’s Studies, Lakehead University, published by the University of Toronto Press. Professor Chambers’ book traces the history of adoption law in Ontario from 1921, when the first Adoption Act was passed, to the present. She details the origins and passage of that legislation and then examines a series… Read more »
by Lori Chambers, Professor, Department of History and Women’s Studies, Lakehead University. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2007. This book is a study of the operation of the Children of Unmarried Parents Act, in the courts and, principally, through the agency responsible for administering the Act, the Childrens’ Aid Society. It explores the experiences… Read more »
Edited by Jim Phillips, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Tina Loo, Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia, and Susan Lewthwaite, independent scholar. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1994. This fifth volume in the Osgoode Society’s distinguished essay series on the history of Canadian law turns to the important issues of crime and… Read more »
by Constance Backhouse, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa. Published with Womens Press, 1991. This is the first comprehensive work in the field of Canadian women’s legal history. Author Constance Backhouse, an internationally-recognized authority on Canadian women’s legal history, has compiled here the most important of her decade’s worth of research. This highly-readable book highlights the… Read more »