Canadian State Trials

Titles in this series explore the Canadian state’s legal responses to real or perceived threats to national security throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the social challenges that have resulted. Topics range from regional insurrections and their political aftermath, to shifting definitions of treason, to debates around the passage of emergency legislation and executive orders suspending civil rights during periods of unrest.


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Canadian State Trials, Volume IV
Canadian State Trials, Volume IV
Edited by Barry Wright, Eric Tucker, and Susan Binnie

The fourth volume in the Canadian State Trials series examines the legal issues surrounding perceived security threats and the repression of dissent from the outset of World War One through the Great Depression.

Published Nov 2015
Canadian State Trials: Political Trials and Security Measures, 1840-1914
Canadian State Trials: Political Trials and Security Measures, 1840-1914
Edited by Barry Wright and Susan Binnie

The third volume in the Canadian State Trials series examines Canadian legal responses to real or perceived threats to the safety and security of the state from 1840 to 1914, a period of extensive challenges associated with fundamental political and socio-economic change.

Published Oct 2009
Canadian State Trials, Volume II: Rebellion and Invasion in the Canadas, 1837-1839
Canadian State Trials, Volume II: Rebellion and Invasion in the Canadas, 1837-1839
Edited by F. Murray Greenwood and Barry Wright

This second volume of the Canadian State Trials series focuses on the largest state security crisis in 19th century Canada: the rebellions of 1837-1838 and associated patriot invasions in Upper and Lower Canada (Ontario and Québec).

Published Dec 2002