"The Case of Valentine Shortis" Book Review by Master Researcher

"The Case of Valentine Shortis"
A review of Martin Friedland's "The Case of Valentine Shortis".
# 85803 | 1,575 words | 0 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in English (General) , Literature (General)


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This paper examines how Martin Friedland's "The Case of Valentine Shortis" represents a particularly interesting work of legal history in that a seemingly unremarkable case of murder in turn of the century Canada becomes a focal point of legal and political forces to such a degree that the case itself serves as a microcosm of early Canadian social history.

From the Paper:

"Martin Friedland's The Case of Valentine Shortis represents a particularly interesting work of legal history in that a seemingly unremarkable case of murder in turn of the century Canada becomes a focal point of legal and political forces to such a degree that the case itself serves as a microcosm of early Canadian social history. Recognizing the complexity of Friedland's narrative, this review will evaluate the text in terms of its primary thematic sections: (1) Background and Pre-trial; (2) Trial; (3) Political and Social Context; and (4) Life Incarceration. "

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"The Case of Valentine Shortis" (2005, December 01) Retrieved August 24, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-case-of-valentine-shortis-85803/

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""The Case of Valentine Shortis"" 01 December 2005. Web. 24 August. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-case-of-valentine-shortis-85803/>

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