The Shiners’ War: Social Violence in the Ottawa Valley in the 1830s

@article{Cross1973TheSW,
  title={The Shiners’ War: Social Violence in the Ottawa Valley in the 1830s},
  author={M. S. Cross},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  year={1973},
  volume={54},
  pages={1 - 26}
}
  • M. S. Cross
  • Published 1973
  • History
  • The Canadian Historical Review
  • BY LATE MAY OF I835 , unrest in Bytown had reached unprecedented proportions. All winter the people of the town, the entrepSt of the Ottawa timber trade, had been bracing themselves, awaiting the annual visitation, the annual affliction, of the raftsmen who came each spring from high up the Valley to roister and riot in the streets of Bytown. Like the freshets in the streams, the raftsmen and social disorder arrived each April and May. But never before had their coming brought such organized… CONTINUE READING
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