Season 1, Episode #7 – The Shiners

Plan of Bytown by Lt. White, Royal Engineer, February 24, 1842.
Map Source: Looking Back, Pioneers of Bytown and March by Naomi Slater Heydon

LAC, RG 5 A 1, Upper Canada Sundries

Bytown Gazette, 25 December 1856

Testimony of Samuel Revans, House of Commons Sessional Papers, XIX, Report from the Select Committee on the Timber Duties: Together with the Minutes of Evidence, an Appendix, and Index (1835)

Testimony of Father William Bernard Ullathorne, Report from the Select Committee on Transportation Together with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix, and Index (1838)

Ari Adut, “A Theory of Scandal: Victorians, Homosexuality, and the Fall of Oscar Wilde,” American Journal of Sociology 111, 1 (2005): 213-48

Michael S. Cross, “The Shiners’ War: Social Violence in the Ottawa Valley in the 1830s,” Ontario History 54, 1 (1973): 1-26

Michael S. Cross, “AYLEN, PETER,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 9, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–,

Jane G. V. McGaughey, Violent Loyalties: Manliness, Migration, and the Irish in the Canadas, 1798-1841 (2020)

Julia Roberts, In Mixed Company: Taverns and Public Life in Upper Canada (2009)

Laura J. Smith, “Unsettled Settlers: Irish Catholics, Irish Catholicism, and British Loyalty in Upper Canada, 1819-1840,” PhD Thesis, University of Toronto (2017)

Johanne Devlin Trew, Place, Culture and Community: The Irish Heritage of the Ottawa Valley (2009)

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