People and Place
256 pages, 6 x 9
2 b&w illustrations, 5 b&w photos
Release Date:01 Jul 2004
Release Date:01 Nov 2003
Release Date:01 Oct 2007

People and Place

Historical Influences on Legal Culture

SERIES: Law and Society
UBC Press

People and Place presents a path-breaking collection ofessays demonstrating the fascinating ways in which personalitiesinteract with physical locale in shaping the law. Examining law throughthe framework of history, this anthology presents a mixture ofinnovative articles produced by established scholars as well asrepresentatives of the next generation.

The collection represents a rich array of interdisciplinaryexpertise, with authors who are law professors, historians,sociologists and criminologists. Their essays include studies into thelives of judges and lawyers, rape victims, prostitutes, religious sectleaders, and common criminals. The geographic scope touches Canada, theUnited States and Australia. The essays explore how one individual, orsmall self-identified groups, were able to make a difference in how lawwas understood, applied, and interpreted. They also probe the degree towhich locale and location influenced legal culture history.

The essays offer snapshots of human history, capturing thecentrality of law as individuals located themselves in relation toothers and to the places and times in which they lived. Accessible toacademics, students, and general readers interested in the formation oflaw within a social context, this collection offers a compellingperspective of this subtle relationship. The close examination ofpeople and place will allow readers to unpack law’s variousmeanings across communities and time, and to move closer to a moreprofound awareness of the complexity of human society.

RELATED TOPICS: Law, Law & Society, Legal History
Jonathan Swainger is an associate professor of historyat the University of Northern British Columbia and author of TheCanadian Department of Justice and the Completion of Confederation,1867-78. Constance Backhouse is a professor oflaw at the University of Ottawa and co-author of The Heiress andthe Old Boys.

Prologue: Louis Knafla and Canadian Legal History / JonathanSwainger

1) Introduction / Jonathan Swainger and ConstanceBackhouse

2) The King, the People, the Law ... and the Constitution: JusticeRobert Thorpe and the Roots of Irish Whig Ideology in Early UpperCanada / John McLaren

3) William Augustus Miles (1796-1851): Crime, Policing, and MoralEntrepreneurship in England and Australia / David Philips

4) Macleod at Law: A Judicial Biography of James FarquharsonMacleod, 1874-94 / Roderick G. Martin

5) "Don’t You Bully Me ... Justice I Want If There IsJustice To Be Had": The Rape of Mary Ann Burton, London, Ontario1907 / Constance Backhouse

6) Murdered Women and Mythic Villains: The Criminal Case and theImaginary Criminal in the Canadian West, 1886-1930 / LesleyErickson

7) Boomtown Brothels in the Kootenays, 1895-1905 / Charleen P.Smith

8) "Imagine That! A Lady Going to an Office!": JanetKathleen Gilley / Joan Brockman and Dorothy E. Chunn

9) Incarcerating Holiness: Religious Enthusiasm and the Law inOregon, 1904 / Jim Phillips, Kelly Deluca, and RosemaryGartner

10) Police Culture in British Columbia and "Ordinary Duty"in the Peace River Country, 1910-39 / Jonathan Swainger



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