Jan 25, 2020
Courted and Abandoned: Seduction in Canadian Law
Posted by Patrick Brode

A pregnancy outside of marriage was a traumatic event in frontier Canada, one that had profound legal implications, not only for the mother, but also for the woman s family, the alleged father, and for the entire community Patrick Brode examines the history of the heartbalm torts in nineteenth century Canada breaches of duty leading to liability for damages for seductA pregnancy outside of marriage was a traumatic event in frontier Canada, one that had profound legal implications, not only for the mother, but also for the woman s family, the alleged father, and for the entire community Patrick Brode examines the history of the heartbalm torts in nineteenth century Canada breaches of duty leading to liability for damages for seduction, breach of promise of marriage, and criminal conversation that were part of the inherited English law and were a major feature of early Canadian law.Encompassing all ten Canadian provinces, Brode s study examines the court cases and the communities in which they arose He illustrates the progression of these heartbalm actions as women gained and autonomy in the late nineteenth century, until questions arose as to the applicability of these feudal remedies in a modern society He argues that the heartbalm cases are a testament to how early Canadians tried to control sexuality and courtship, even consensual activity among adults In mixing legal and social issues, and showing how they interact, Courted and Abandoned makes a significant contribution to legal history, women s studies, and cultural history.

  • Title: Courted and Abandoned: Seduction in Canadian Law
  • Author: Patrick Brode
  • ISBN: 9781442657625
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • Courted and Abandoned Seduction in Canadian Law A pregnancy outside of marriage was a traumatic event in frontier Canada one that had profound legal implications not only for the mother but also for the woman s family the alleged father and fo


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