Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Osgoode Society launching four new histories

They are giving someone the Giller Prize tonight, but us really cool kids are going to be a few blocks away at Osgoode Hall in Toronto, for the annual launch of the Osgoode Society's list of legal history titles.  This year's titles:
  • Ruin and Redemption: The Struggle for a Canadian Bankruptcy Law, 1867-1919, by Thomas Telfer
  • Petty Justice: Low Law and the Sessions System in Charlotte County, New Brunswick 1785-1867, by Paul Craven
  • Equality Deferred: Sex Discrimination and British Columbia’s Human Rights State, 1953-84, by Dominique ClĂ©ment
  • and my own Court of Appeal for Ontario: Defining the Right of Appeal 1792-2013.
The links above are all to pages of the Canadian Legal History Blog, where Mary Stokes keeps tabs on the field all year round.

Correction:  The Giller announcement is this weekend. November 9. Last night was only some Giller preview event. It was the Writers' Trust Awards last night, actually the largest annual distribution of writing awards in the country. Details here.
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