||Section I: Loyalty, Liberty, and Visions of Order -- 1. Aspirations and Limitations: "Peace, Order, and Good Government" and the Language of Violence and Disorder in British North America -- 2. Loyalty, Order, and Quebec's Catholic Hierarchy, 1763-1867 -- 3. Anxious Anglicans, Complicated Catholics, and Disruptive Dissenters: Christianity and the Search for Social Order in the Age of Revolution -- 4. Liberty, Loyalty, and Sentiment in Canada's Founding Debates, 1864-1873 -- Section II: From Tory Imperialism to Liberal Settler Colonialism -- 5. Revolution Expected: The Invasion of Quebec and American Independence -- 6. Empire, Settler Colonialism, and the Role of Violence in Indigenous Dispossession in British North America, 1749-1830 -- 7. Space, Race, and Violence: The Beginnings of "Civilization" in Canada -- 8. Worthy and Industrious or a Burden? Managing Migration in Upper Canada, 1815-1845 -- Section III: Resisting Dispossession -- 9. Searching for Order in a Settlers' World: Wendat and Mississauga Schooling, Politics, and Networks at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century -- 10. Runaway Advertisements and Social Disorder in the Maritimes: A Preliminary Study -- 11. The Mobile Village: Metis Women, Bison Brigades, and Social Order on the Nineteenth-Century Plains -- 12. "Recognize Us as a People and Not as Buffaloes": Louis Riel and the Gendering of the Red River Public Sphere; Section IV: Legitimating and Contesting the Public Sphere -- 13. Discontents and Dissidents: Unrest among Loyalist Freemasons in the 1780s and 1790s -- 14. Of Bludgeons and Ballots: Political Violence, Municipal Enfranchisement, and Local Governance in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Montreal -- 15. Boys, Young Men, and Disorder in Mid-Victorian Toronto -- 16. "To Muse within These Peaceful Portals": Urban Space, Public Order, and the Makings of Montreal's Viger Square, 1818-1870 -- Section V: Tools of Social Order: The Law and the Press -- 17. The Spectacle of State Violence: Executions in Quebec, 1759-1872 -- 18. Making a Patriot Order: Violence, Respectability, and the Patriot Press in Exile, 1838-1847 -- 19. The Ambivalence of Order: Jurisdiction in the Disputed Northeast -- 20. For the Better Administration of the Town's Affairs: Civic Engagement, Local Governance, and Grass-Roots Activism in Canada West / Ontario, 1849-1870 -- 21. The Role of Halifax Newspapers during the Confederate and the Repeal Movements, 1865-1869.
||"This edited collection offers a broad reinterpretation of the origins of Canada. Drawing on cutting-edge research in a number of fields, Violence, Order, and Unrest explores the development of British North America from the mid-eighteenth century through the aftermath of Confederation. The chapters cover an ambitious range of topics, from Indigenous culture to municipal politics, public executions to runaway slave advertisements. Cumulatively, this book examines the diversity of Indigenous and colonial experiences across northern North America and provides fresh perspectives on the crucial roles of violence and unrest in attempts to establish British authority in Indigenous territories. Drawing on specific case studies of law and state formation in English and French Canada, Violence, Order, and Unrest considers patterns of settler colonialism across the century before Confederation. The result is a collection that brings together innovative research in different fields to reconsider the ideology, governance, and political culture that underpinned British North America. In the aftermath of Canada 150, Violence, Order, and Unrest offers a timely contribution to current debates over the nature of Canadian culture and history. It demonstrates that we cannot understand Canada today without considering its origins as a colonial project."-- Provided by publisher.