David Murray

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Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Campus: Guelph

Research Interests

  • Canadian Legal and Social History
  • Slave Trade and Slavery in Cuba and Latin America
  • History of Canadian Foreign Policy

Professional Experience

  • Resident Historian, Department of External Affairs, 1971-72
  • University of Guelph, Department of History, since 1967
  • Former Dean, College of Arts, University of Guelph, 1980-92

Selected Publications

  • Armies of Peace: Canada and the UNRRA Years (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming), with Susan Armstrong-Reid.
  • 2002 Colonial Justice: Justice, Morality and Crime in the Niagara District, 1791-1849 (Toronto: The Osgoode Society, 2002)
  • 2001 “Just Excuses: Jury Culture in Barrington Township, Nova Scotia, 1795-1837,” in Margaret Conrad and Barry Moody, eds., Planter Links: Community and Culture in Colonial Nova Scotia, (Fredericton: Acadiensis Press, 2001) pp. 36-57.
  • 1999 “The Slave Trade, Slavery and Cuban Independence,” Slavery and Abolition, 20 #3 (December, 1999) 106-26.
  • 1996 “Capitalism and Slavery in Cuba,” Slavery & Abolition, 17, #3, 223-237
  • 1993 “Slavery and the Slave Trade: New Comparative Approaches,” Latin American Research Review, 28, #1, 150-161
  • 1989 Hatching the Cowbird’s Egg: The Creation of The University of Guelph, University of Guelph, pp.99
  • 1986 “The Slave Trade and Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Review Essay,” Latin American Research Review, 21, #1 (1986) 202-215
  • 1984 The Prairie Builder: Walter Murray of Saskatchewan, Edmonton: NeWest Press, pp. 260
  • 1980 Odious Commerce: Britain, Spain and the Abolition of the Slave Trade to Cuba, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 423
  • 1976 Editor, Documents on Canadian External Relations, vol. 8, 1939-41, part 2 (Ottawa: Information Canada, 1976) pp. 1604
  • 1974 Editor, Documents on Canadian External Relations, vol. 7, 1939-1941, part 1, (Ottawa, Information Canada, 1974) pp. 1167
  • 1974 “Canada’s First Diplomatic Missions in Latin America,” Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs, 16, #2 (1974) 153-172