The Riot that Never Was: The Military Shooting of Three Montrealers in 1832 and the Official Cover-up by James Jackson

The Riot that Never Was: The Military Shooting of Three Montrealers in 1832 and the Official Cover…

byJames Jackson

Kobo ebook | November 1, 2009

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Combining the moral indignation of Émile Zola and the writing talent and historical perspective of Pierre Berton, this detailed inquiry claims that an 1832 Montreal riot-which allegedly caused British troops to open fire-simply never happened and that there was no mob when soldiers opened fire, leaving three innocent bystanders dead. The examination corroborates these assertions with affidavits presented to a packed grand jury that exonerated the soldiers, officers, and magistrates who called in the troops. Also noteworthy is that the grand jury comprised a majority of recently arrived English-speaking Protestant farmers, even though the three victims were French Canadian and Catholic. Most troubling, the author notes, is the fact that historians have not questioned the official story; but here he attempts to set the record straight.
Title:The Riot that Never Was: The Military Shooting of Three Montrealers in 1832 and the Official Cover…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 1, 2009Publisher:Baraka BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990045119724

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