Osgoode Society Books
Our books are listed here chronologically by date of publication. Use the Search function to the right to find a particular book, or author.
MEMBERS’ BOOK 2021
Our members book for 2021 is The Laws and the Land: The Settler Colonial Invasion of Kahnawà:ke in Nineteenth-Century Canada, by Daniel Rúck, Associate Professor of History, University of Ottawa, published by the University of British Columbia Press.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS 2021
Truth and Privilege: Libel Law in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1820-1840, by Professor Lindsay Campbell of the University of Calgary. Published by Cambridge University Press, and a joint publication in the Osgoode Society Series and the American Society for Legal History’ Studies in Legal History Series.
Our second optional extra is Income Tax in Canada: Laying the Foundations 1917-1948, by Professor Colin Campbell of Western University and Robert Raizenne of Osler Hoskin, published by the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Our final optional extra is The Federal Courts at Fifty: Equity, Droit, Admiralty, edited by Professors Martine Valois (University of Montreal), Ian Greene (York University), Craig Forcese (University of Ottawa), and Peter McCormick (University of Lethbridge). Published by Irwin Law.
by Charles Pullen. Published with Dundurn Press Ltd, 1994. Out of Print. Arthur Maloney was a charmingly complicated and skilled man who came out of the Ottawa Valley determined to make something of himself as other members of his family had done before him. By the time he died in 1984 he had been a successful… Read more »
by Brendan O’Brien. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1992. This is at once a legal-historical work of major interest and an exciting re-creation of the famous 1804 Lake Ontario shipwreck. The ship was sailing from Toronto to Eastern Ontario for the Assizes. As dusk descended on the lake, anxious watchers huddled near a bonfire… Read more »
edited by Dr. Robert Fraser. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1992. This is an important reference guide and a highly entertaining book. In association with the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, which has published twelve monumental volumes dealing with Canadian lives from the year 1000 to 1900, we have selected some sixty biographies of Upper… Read more »
Robert J. Sharpe. Published with Carswell, 1988. “Out of Print. Second edition published in 2009. Books about trials readily capture the attention of a public interested in the drama of courtroom confrontation, and they offer an opportunity to present often complex legal issues in an appealing and readable format. In their reconstruction of past legal and… Read more »
by C. Ian Kyer And Jerome Bickenbach. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1987. Disagreements over legal education have by no means been restricted to Ontario or to the twentieth century. The nature of legal education was debated in many parts of Europe and North America in the course of the nineteenth century. As the… Read more »
by Paul Romney. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1986. Mr. Attorney is a major exercise in revisionist historiography. Based on extensive research in often obscure sources, it offers an account of the office of Attorney General which reinterprets several key themes of nineteenth-century constitutional and political history. Paul Romney argues that grievances involving the… Read more »
by Patrick Brode, Legal Counsel, City of Windsor. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1984. It is appropriate that Patrick Brode’s biography of Sir John Beverley Robinson was published in the year that marked the 200th anniversary of the coming of the loyalists to British North America. Robinson, as Patrick Brode demonstrates, embodied much… Read more »
edited by David H. Flaherty. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1983. This volume, containing nine essays, is the second of two designed to illustrate the wide possibilities for research and writing in Canadian legal history. Topics covered include: the role of the civil courts in Upper Canada; legal education; political corruption; nineteenth-century Canadian… Read more »
by Marion Macrae And Anthony Adamson. Published with Clarke Irwin Inc., 1982. Cornerstones of Order: Courthouses and Town Halls of Ontario 1784-1914 by Marion MacRae and Anthony Adamson was the second volume in the Society’s publication series. The Society was delighted to be associated in this publication with these two distinguished authors, who had already left… Read more »