Migration, Radicalism, and State Security: Legislative Initiatives in the Canadas and the United States c.1794–1804

  title={Migration, Radicalism, and State Security: Legislative Initiatives in the Canadas and the United States c.1794–1804},
  author={Barry Wright},
  journal={Studies in American Political Development},
  pages={48 - 60}
  • B. Wright
  • Published 2002
  • Political Science
  • Studies in American Political Development
Comparison of Canadian and American state security legislation in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries reveals striking similarities. This is somewhat surprising, given the political and constitutional gulf between the loyalist British provinces of Upper and Lower Canada (Ontario and Quebec) and the revolutionary U.S. republic. Indeed, Murray Greenwood's study of treason laws and their administration in the United States, Lower Canada, and Great Britain during the period of the… Expand
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