Canadian Legal History

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North to Bondage

Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes

UBC Press

The first history of black slavery in the Maritimes, North to Bondage is a startling corrective to the enduring myth of Canada as a land of freedom at the end of the Underground Railroad.

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Grit

The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr.

UBC Press

Grit examines the remarkable life and political career of Paul Martin Sr., a liberal reformer and cabinet minister from 1945 to 1968, who championed health care and pension rights, new meanings for Canadian citizenship, and internationalism in world affairs.

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The Struggle for Canadian Copyright

Imperialism to Internationalism, 1842-1971

UBC Press

The conflicts at the heart of international copyright are explored through the history of Canadian nation-building.

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Canadian Liberalism and the Politics of Border Control, 1867-1967

UBC Press

This book chronicles the first century of Canadian border control, revealing how policies have been influenced by changing perceptions of the rights of non-citizens.

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An Ethic of Mutual Respect

The Covenant Chain and Aboriginal-Crown Relations

UBC Press

This book holds up the Covenant Chain, the historical treaty relationship between the British Crown and indigenous people in North America, as a model for building an ethic of mutual respect to guide modern treaty disputes and land claims.

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City of Order

Crime and Society in Halifax, 1918-35

UBC Press

A groundbreaking exploration of the causes and consequences of Halifax’s tough-on-crime measures in the interwar era.

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