The Resource The grand experiment : law and legal culture in British settler societies, edited by Hamar Foster, Benjamin L. Berger, and A.R. Buck

The grand experiment : law and legal culture in British settler societies, edited by Hamar Foster, Benjamin L. Berger, and A.R. Buck

Label
The grand experiment : law and legal culture in British settler societies
Title
The grand experiment
Title remainder
law and legal culture in British settler societies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hamar Foster, Benjamin L. Berger, and A.R. Buck
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
349.41
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
KD5020
LC item number
.G73 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Law and society,
Summary expansion
The essays in this volume reflect the exciting new directions in which legal history in the settler colonies of the British Empire has developed. The contributors show how local life and culture in selected settlements influenced, and was influenced by, the ideology of the rule of law that accompanied the British colonial project. Exploring themes of legal translation, local understandings, judicial biography, and?law at the boundaries,? they examine the legal cultures of dominions in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to provide a contextual and comparative account of the?incomplete implementation of the British constitution? in these colonies
Label
The grand experiment : law and legal culture in British settler societies, edited by Hamar Foster, Benjamin L. Berger, and A.R. Buck
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 352-376) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Janna Promislow
  • Rhetoric, reason, and the rule of law in early colonial New South Wales
  • Ian Holloway, Simon Bronitt, and John Williams
  • Sometimes persuasive authority : Dominion case law and English judges, 1895-1970
  • Jeremy Finn
  • Courts, communities, and communication : the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on circuit, 1816-50
  • Jim Phillips and Philip Girard
  • Fame and infamy: two men of the law in colonial New Zealand
  • David V. Williams
  • Moving in an "eccentric orbit" : the independence of Judge Algernon Sidney Montagu in Van Diemen's land 1833-47
  • Introduction:
  • Stefan Petrow
  • "Not in keeping with the traditions of the Cariboo Courts" : courts and community identity in Northeastern British Columbia, 1920-50
  • Jonatan Swainger
  • Starkie's adventures in North America : the emergence of libel law
  • Lyndsay M. Campbell
  • The law of dower in New South Wales and the United States : a study in comparative legal history
  • A.R. Buck and Nancy E. Wright
  • Contesting prohibition and the Constitution in 1850s New Brunswick
  • Greg Marquis
  • From humble prayers to legal demands : the Cowichan petition of 1909 and the British Columbia Indian land question
  • Does law matter? The new colonial legal history
  • Hamar Foster and Benjamin L. Berger
  • Afterword:
  • Looking from the past into the future
  • John McLaren
  • Benjamin L. Berger, Hamar Foster, and A.R. Buck
  • Libel and the colonial administration of justice in Upper Canada and New South Wales, c. 1825-30
  • Barry Wright
  • The limits of despotic government at sea
  • Bruce Kercher
  • One chief, two chiefs, red chiefs, blue chiefs: newcomer perspectives on indigenous leadership in Rupert's land and the North-West Territories
Control code
ocn747432565
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 400 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774814935
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b25397436
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)747432565
  • pebcs0774814934

Library Locations

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