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Canadian state trials : Vol 1. Law, politics, and security measures, 1608-1837

Author: Frank Murray Greenwood; Barry Wright
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1996.
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Contains 18 contributions written primarily by Canadian historians and legal scholars evaluating Canada's political trials and security crises for the period 1608-1837, and covering proceedings in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Murray Greenwood; Barry Wright
ISBN: 0802078931 9780802078933
OCLC Number: 225313361
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 744 pages
Contents: Introduction State trials, the rule of law and executive powers in early Canada / F Murray Greenwood and Barry Wright --
Part I 1608-1783 1 The crime of Lese-Majeste in New France : defence of the secular and religious order / Peter N Moogk --
2 The 'Hoffman rebellion' (1753) and Hoffman's trial (1754): constructive high treason and seditious conspiracy in Nova Scotia under the Stratocracy / Barry Cahill --
3 Twelve apostles or a dozen traitors? : acadian collaborators during King George's war 1744-1788 / Thomas Garden Barnes --
4 Civilians tried in military courts : Quebec 1759-1764 / Douglas Hay --
5 Government by will and pleasure instead of law: military justice and the legal system in Quebec 1775-1783 / Jean-Marie Fecteau and Douglas Hay --
6 Rebellion and repression in Nova Scotia in the era of the American revolution / Ernest A Clarke and Jim Phillips --
Part II 1783-1814 7 Sedition among the loyalists : the cases of Saint John 1784-1786 / D.G. Bell --
8 Judges and treason law in lower Canada, England and the United States during the French revolution 1794-1800 / F Murray Greenwood --
9 The official mind and popular protest in a revolutionary era: the case of Newfoundland 1789-1819 / Christopher English --
10 Sir James Craig's 'Reign of terror' and its impact on emergency powers in lower Canada 1810-1813 / Jean-Marie Fecteau, F. Murray Greenwood and Jean-Pierre Wallot --
11 State trials and security proceedings in upper Canada during the war of 1812 / Paul Romney and Barry Wright --
Part III 1814-1837 12 Parliamentary privilege and the repression of dissent in the Canadas / F. Murray Greenwood and Barry Wright --
13 The attempted impeachment of the lower Canadian Chief Justices 1814-1815 / Evelyn Kolish and James Lambert --
14 The Gourlay affair : seditious libel and the sedition act in upper Canada 1818-1819 / Barry Wright --
15 Upper Canada in the 1820's : criminal prosecution and the case of Francis Collins / Paul Romney --
16 Liberty of the press in early Prince Edward Island 1823-1829 / J.M. Bumsted --
17 R v. Howe (1835) for seditious libel : a tale of twelve magistrates / Barry Cahill --
Appendicies: 1 Approaching an iceberg: some guidelines for understanding archival sources relating to state trials / Patricia Kennedy --
2 Notes on sources / Patricia Kennedy --
3 Supporting documents.
Responsibility: edited by F Murray Greenwood and Barry Wright.

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