Greg Marquis

UNB Research Scholar (2018-20)


History and Politics

Hazen Hall 325A

Saint John
1 506 648 5638

Other titles

Professor, History Advisor

Greg Marquis received a BA (Honours) from St. Francis Xavier University in 1980 and an MA from the University of New Brunswick in 1982. He obtained a PhD from Queen's University in 1987 where his dissertation was on the history of the Toronto police force.

He taught at several Canadian universities before moving to the University of New Brunswick Saint John in 1999, where he specializes in Canadian history and criminal justice history. Professor Marquis has developed a number of courses in the area of law and society, including the history of homicide and capital punishment, the social history of crime, the history of the justice system, the history of policing, the history of alcohol, drugs and tobacco and the history of family law and policy. Together with Professor Michael Boudreau (St. Thomas University Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice), he maintains the site Crime and Punishment in New Brunswick.

Professor Marquis is on the editorial board of Acadiensis and the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs. He has also been active with community organizations such as Vital Signs Saint John, the New Brunswick Historical Society, the New Brunswick Black History Society and the Atlantic Coastal Action Plan Saint John.

In addition to criminal justice history, his research interests include urban history and urban policy, the history of popular culture and the history of alcohol and drugs.

Refereed books

In Armageddon's Shadow: The Civil War and Canada's Maritime Provinces (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000), issued in paperback with new preface and additional illustrations.

In Armageddon's Shadow: The Civil War and Canada's Maritime Provinces (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998).

Policing Canada's Century: A History of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (Toronto: Osgoode Society/University of Toronto Press, 1993).

Non-refereed books

Truth and Honour

John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Year That Canada Was Cool (Toronto: Lorimer, 2020).

Truth & Honour: The Oland Family Murder Case That Shocked Canada (Nimbus: Halifax, 2019).

Truth & Honour: The Death of Richard Oland and the Trial of Dennis Oland, expanded paperback edition (Halifax: Nimbus, 2017).

Truth & Honour: The Death of Richard Oland and the Trial of Dennis Oland (Halifax: Nimbus, 2016).

The Vigilant Eye: Policing Canada from 1867 to 9/11 (Halifax: Fernwood, 2016).

Recent refereed articles and book chapters

The Vigilant Eye

Canada Celebrity First Drug Trial: R v. Hatfield, 1985," Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 55, (2) (Summer 2021): 337-61

“Loyalists in the Attic: Saint John as a Loyalist City in 1883 and 1933,” in Gwendolyn Davies, Peter Larocque and Christl Verdyun eds. Saint John: The Creative City: Arts, Science and Literature 1867-1967 (Halifax: Formac, 2018): 76-83.

“Framing the Boy Problem: the 1902 Willie Doherty Murder,” Urban History Review, Vol. 47. Nos. 1-2 (Fall-Spring 2018-19): 27-38

“The 2017 Moncton Canada Labour Code Trial and the Future of the RCMP,” Journal of New Brunswick Studies, 11 (Fall 2019): 9-30

With Chantal Richard, Bonnie Huskins and Denis Bourque, “National Symbols and Commemorations: Analysing the Loyalist Centennial and the Conventions national acadiennes in the 1880s,” in Celebrating Canada: Commemorations, Anniversaries and National Symbols, Vol. 2, ed. by M. Hayday and R. Blake (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018): 26-51

“Growth Fantasies: Setting the Urban Agenda in Saint John, New Brunswick, 1960-1976,” (Research note), Acadiensis, XLVI (1) (Winter/Spring 2017): 122-44

“Death Hunt: The Mounties Meet the Conspiracy Thriller,” in Steven Kohm, SoniaBookman and Pauline Greenhill eds. Screening Justice: Canadian Crime Films, Culture and Society (Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2016): 164-81

“A War within a War: Canadian Reactions to D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation,” Histoire sociale/Social History, XLVII (94) (June 2014): 421-42

With Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, "Gender, Spirits and Beer: Representing Female and Male Bodies in Canadian Alcohol Ads, 1930s-1970s," in J. Nichols and P. Gentile eds., Contests and Contestations: Bodies and Nations in Canadian History (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013): 203-25

“Constructing an Urban Drug Ecology in 1970s Canada,” Urban History Review, XLI (2) (Spring 2013): 27-40

“’Incriminating Conditions of the Body’: The Breathalyzer and the Reframing of Alcohol and Deviance in Late 20th Century Canada,” Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, v. 26 (1) (Winter 2012): 46-68

"The Folk Music of Anglophone New Brunswick: Old-Time and Country Music in the 20th-Century,” Journal of New Brunswick Studies, Issue 3 (2012): 57-68

"Multilevel Governance and Public Policy in Saint John, New Brunswick," in Robert Young and Martin Horack eds., Sites of Governance: Multilevel Governance and Policy Making in Canada's Big Cities (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2012): 136-61

"From Beverage to Drug: Alcohol and Other Drugs in 1960s and 1970s Canada," in Edgar-Andre Montigny ed., The Real Dope: Social, Legal and Historical Perspectives on the Use and Regulation of Drugs in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011): 219-41

"The 'Irish' Model and Nineteenth Century Canadian Policing," in Georgina Sinclair, ed. Globalizing British Policing (London: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2011): 99-124

"Confederation's Casualties: The 'Maritimer' as a Problem in 1960's Toronto," Acadiensis, XXXIX (1) (Winter-Spring 2010): 83-107.

"Uneven Renaissance: Urban Development in Saint John, 1955-1976," Journal of New Brunswick Studies, I (2010) [online journal]