This latest volume in the Essays in the History of Canadian Law series, with which we launched our publishing programme in 1981, is the first devoted to central Canada – what is now Ontario and Quebec before Confederation. Anchored by a comprehensive introduction exploring the main themes of the legal history of the region, a group of distinguished historians from have contributed 11 substantive essays (three in French), on subjects as varied as women in court, grand juries, western law and aboriginal peoples, gun use and control, Quebec legal literature, married women’s property, and imprisonment for debt.
Reviews of Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume XI: Quebec and the Canadas
[These] essays demonstrate the dynamism of Canadian legal history. They shed light on the preferred topics and approaches of legal historians… Baker and Fyson have brought together twelve interesting and well-researched, stand alone essays… Through its eclectic approach , the collection has the advantage of shedding light on many potentially fruitful avenues of research. Michel Ducharme, Canadian Historical Review, Vol 95, 2014, pp. 631-632.