La mort du soldat William Hands: violence urbaine, tensions politiques et justice criminelle à Montréal, 1835

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La mort du soldat William Hands: violence urbaine, tensions politiques et justice criminelle à Montréal, 1835
Abstract
Ethnic tensions, antipathy between soldiers and citizens, and an insufficient police presence; the author points out that these multiple causes can explain the death of Private William Hands on April 23, 1835, following a scuffle involving Private Hands and a few Francophone Montrealers. However, the author maintains that the significance of the event and the controversy it created lies rather in the intensification of political pressures acting on the administration of criminal justice in 1835. The political significance of the trial that ensued was obvious, and the Patriotes made every effort to exonerate the accused, Édouard Monarque and Joseph Chapeleau, at a time when imperial authorities were launching a commission of inquiry on the affairs of Lower Canada.
Publication
Les Cahiers des Dix
Volume
Vol. 73
Pages
271-302
Date
2019
Language
fr
Citation
Harvey, Louis-Georges. “La mort du soldat William Hands: violence urbaine, tensions politiques et justice criminelle à Montréal, 1835.” Les Cahiers des Dix Vol. 73 (2019): 271–302.
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