The Legal Rights of Masters, Mistresses and Domestic Servants in Montreal, 1816-1828

Type of resource
Author/collaborator
Title
The Legal Rights of Masters, Mistresses and Domestic Servants in Montreal, 1816-1828
Abstract
The legal treatment of the master/servant relationship in Montreal in the early nineteenth century was established and directed by masters, and drew heavily upon the spirit of the pre-industrial traditions of English common law, emphasizing the criminal liability of servants failing to respect contractual obligations. Most of the servants were women and minors.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1990
# of Pages
131p.
Language
en
URL
Citation
Hogg, Grace Laing. “The Legal Rights of Masters, Mistresses and Domestic Servants in Montreal, 1816-1828.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1990. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol1/QMM/TC-QMM-59245.pdf.
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