edited by Hamar Foster, Professor of Law, University of Victoria, Andrew Buck, Professor of Law, Australian Catholic University, Queensland, and Ben Berger, Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School. Published with the University of British Columbia Press, 2008.
In recent years Canadian legal historians have shown an increasing interest in imperial themes and the comparative legal history of British colonies, and this book reflects that turn to comparing ourselves with other settler colonies. It examines the legal cultures of British colonies or former colonies in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and covers such topics as dower, prohibition, libel law, and the clash of colonial and indigenous legal regimes. The volume is rich in empirical detail, and ends with a reflection on the state and future of the discipline by Professor John P.S. McLaren.