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Author Johnston, A. J. B. (Andrew John Bayly)

Title Control and order in French colonial Louisbourg, 1713-1758 / A.J.B. Johnston
Published East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xlv, 346 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents List of Tables; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Foreword; Introduction; Contrasts and Similarities: Population, Institutions and Powers; Order and Control in the Colonial Context; Research on Eighteenth-Century Louisbourg; Understanding the "Pacified Society" of Louisbourg; The Book Ahead; 1. Creating and Organizing a New Colony; Before Louisbourg: An Era of Few Controls; Founding a New Colony; Cape Breton Island and Its Potential; Establishing Authority, Introducing the Powers; Fundamental Control: Judicial Institutions; Complexity in Diversity: The People to be Governed
2. The Evolution of a Planned, Fortified TownAn Uncertain Beginning; First Attempts to Control the Use of Space; Marking Advances; The Town Continues its Evolution; A War, a Peace, a Second War; Controlling Spaces: Military Zones; Profitable Spaces: Economic Sectors; Community Spaces: Worship, Bury, Gather, and Celebrate; 3. Pursuing Harmony in Civil Society; A Controlling Atmosphere; Order on Ile Royale; The Quest for Harmony at the Top; Good Colonists, Bad Colonists; Counting and Measuring; An Aversion for " Independent Spirits"; Attempts to Control Alcohol Consumption
The Arm of Civil JusticeThe Necessity of Punishment; Detaining Suspects in Prisons; 4. "Tenir la main" in Military Society; A Difficult Garrison; The Officers; Economic Control; The Enlisted Men; "Spirit of libertinage and revolt" ; Positive Influences; Misdemeanors, Infractions, and Punishments; Serious Crimes: The Conseil de Guerre; The Never Ending Problem: Desertion; Total Disorder: The 1744 Mutiny; 5. Values and Behavior; Men and Women; A Diverse Society; Expressing One's Opinion; On the Margins; Crimes and Criminals: Punishing the Guilty; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary "Control and Order in French Colonial Louisbourg, 1713-1758 is the culmination of nearly a quarter century of research and writing on 18th-century Louisbourg by A.J.B. Johnson. The author uses a multitude of primary archival sources - official correspondence, court records, parish registries, military records, and hundreds of maps and plans - to put together a detailed analysis of a distinctive colonial society. Located on Cape Breton Island (then known as Ile Royale), the seaport and stronghold of Louisbourg emerged as one of the most populous and important settlements in all of New France. Its economy was based on fishing and trade, and the society that developed there had little or nothing to do with the fur trade, or the seigneutial regime that characterized the Canadian interior. Johnston traces the evolution of a broad range of controlling measures that were introduced and adapted to achieve an ordered civil and military society at Louisbourg. He views the efforts to control and regulate society through the lenses of town planning, civil and religious celebration, public punishment, and the criminal justice system. A.J.B. Johnston's Control and Order in French Colonial Louisbourg, 1713-1758 offers both a broad overview of the colony's evolution across its half-century of existence, and insightful analyses of the ways in which control was integrated into the mechanisms of everyday life."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-329) and index
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Subject City planning -- Nova Scotia -- Louisbourg -- History -- 18th century.
Civil society -- Nova Scotia -- Louisbourg -- History -- 18th century.
Social control -- Nova Scotia -- Louisbourg -- History -- 18th century.
Louisbourg (N.S.) -- History -- 18th century.
Louisbourg (N.S.) -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Louisbourg (N.S.) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001000397
ISBN 0870139282 (electronic bk.)
9780870139284 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)