By F. Murray Greenwood,Barry Wright
This moment quantity of the Canadian country Trials sequence specializes in the biggest nation safety obstacle in nineteenth century Canada: the rebellions of 1837-1838 and linked patriot invasions in higher and decrease Canada (Ontario and Québec). Historians have lengthy debated the factors and implications of the rebellions, yet formerly have performed remarkably little paintings at the criminal features of the insurrections and their aftermath. on condition that over 350 males have been attempted for treason or an identical offences in reference to the rebellions, this quantity is lengthy overdue.
The essays gathered the following, written by means of well known Canadian historians, felony students, and archivists, holiday new flooring within the latest historiography of the rebellions via featuring the 1st complete exam of the felony dimensions of the crises. as well as analyzing trials and courtroom martial court cases, the essays research their political, social, and comparative contexts, together with the passage of emergency laws and govt supervision of felony responses, the therapy of ladies, and the plight of political convicts transported to the Australian penal colonies. Canadian nation Trials, quantity Two contributes considerably to the continued reassessment of the uprising period.