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Regulating Public Space in Early-Nineteenth-Century Montreal: Vagrancy Laws and Gender in a Colonial Context

@article{Poutanen2002RegulatingPS,
  title={Regulating Public Space in Early-Nineteenth-Century Montreal: Vagrancy Laws and Gender in a Colonial Context},
  author={Mary Anne Poutanen},
  journal={Histoire Sociale-social History},
  year={2002},
  volume={35}
}
  • Mary Anne Poutanen
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Histoire Sociale-social History
  • In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, Montreal’s justices of the peace designed police regulations regarding vagrancy to include licensed begging as a form of social welfare for the respectable poor. Vagrant men and women deemed unworthy of state-sanctioned begging were apprehended and punished in the House of Correction or Common Gaol. City magistrates provided an opportunity for proper objects of charity to solicit alms while permitting some homeless vagrants, often women, to… CONTINUE READING
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