The Covenant Chain and Aboriginal-Crown Relations
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.
Sex, Violence, the Law, and the Making of a Settler Society
Through the study of hundreds of criminal cases, Westward Bound explores how encounters between the courts and ordinary people on the Canadian Prairies contributed to the construction of race, class, and gender hierarchies in a settler society.
Lives, Laws, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal
The diversity of women’s lives as wives then as widows negotiating the law, patriarchy, family relationships, and the economy in 19th-century Montreal come alive in this first major study of widows in Canada.
Recognizing Aboriginal Narratives in the Courts
This compelling analysis of Aboriginal, legal, and anthropological concepts of fact and evidence argues for the inclusion of Aboriginal oral histories in Canadian courts, and pushes for a reconsideration of the Crown's approach to oral history.
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