Creating Order in the Wilderness: Transplanting the English Law to Rupert's Land, 1835–51

  title={Creating Order in the Wilderness: Transplanting the English Law to Rupert's Land, 1835–51},
  author={H. Robert Baker},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  pages={209 - 246}
  • H. Baker
  • Published 15 September 1999
  • History, Law
  • Law and History Review
The legal history of the western Canadian frontier has received renewed attention in recent years. Much of the work readdresses the question of “law and order,” challenging older assumptions about Canada's orderly frontier culture—orderly particularly in contrast to the United States’ violent settlement of the west. At issue is not just a revision of whether violence occurred on the Canadian frontier but a fundamental reinterpretation of what the concepts of “law” and “order” had really meant… 
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