By F. Murray Greenwood,Barry Wright
This moment quantity of the Canadian nation Trials sequence makes a speciality of the biggest nation protection obstacle in nineteenth century Canada: the rebellions of 1837-1838 and linked patriot invasions in top and decrease Canada (Ontario and Québec). Historians have lengthy debated the motives and implications of the rebellions, yet formerly have performed remarkably little paintings at the criminal facets of the insurrections and their aftermath. on condition that over 350 males have been attempted for treason or identical offences in reference to the rebellions, this quantity is lengthy overdue.
The essays accumulated the following, written through admired Canadian historians, criminal students, and archivists, holiday new floor within the present historiography of the rebellions by way of proposing the 1st entire exam of the criminal dimensions of the crises. as well as analyzing trials and courtroom martial lawsuits, the essays learn their political, social, and comparative contexts, together with the passage of emergency laws and government supervision of criminal responses, the remedy of girls, and the plight of political convicts transported to the Australian penal colonies. Canadian country Trials, quantity Two contributes considerably to the continued reassessment of the uprising period.
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Canadian State Trials: Volume Two: Rebellion and Invasion in the Canadas, 1837-1839 by F. Murray Greenwood,Barry Wright