In Borderline Crime Bradley Miller examines the struggle in norther North America as the governments attempted to deal with crime and criminals migrating across the Canadian-American border from 1819-1914. By focusing on common criminals, escaped slaves, and political refugees Miller shows a time of legal genesis where both formal and informal legal regimes were established to extradite and abduct fugitives. Simultaneously, Miller reveals how ineffectual the law was at confronting these problems.

Bradley Miller is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia, where he holds the Keenleyside Chair in Canada and the World.


Borderline Crime: Fugitive Criminals and the Challenge of the Border, 1819-1914 (University of Toronto Press 2016) $65.00, ISBN 978-1-4875-0127-3

[BCBW 2016]