Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada: A Researcher's Guide
Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada provides genealogists and social historians with context and tools to understand the criminal justice system and locate sources on criminal activity and its onsequences for the Upper Canada period ( 17911841) of Ontarios history.
Illustrative examples further aid researchers in this perio of the provinces past, which is otoriously difficult to investigate due to paucity of records and indexes. An irreverent, educational read, nove include chapters with detailed inventories of available records in federal, provincial, and local repositories; published transcripts and indexes; online transcripts and indexe; and suggestions for additional reading.
Also ncluded are engravings ( jails and courthouses, public hangings, judges), maps ( showing the boundaries of districts), charts ( for statistics such as frequencies of different sort of offences), and document examples ( court minutes, jail registers, newspaper reports, et cetera), while case studies demonstrate the use and elevance of various records.
Published September 20th 2010 by Dundurn/Ontario Genealogical Society