Colour-Coded Book

Colour-Coded | Pdf Download eBook

Read or Download Pdf Colour-Coded by Constance Backhouse full pdf 432 pages, read more Social Science books related to Colour-Coded

Colour-Coded

By Constance Backhouse
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Isbn : 9781442690851
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 296
  • File Pdf: colour-coded.pdf

Book Summary:

Historically Canadians have considered themselves to be more or less free of racial prejudice. Although this conception has been challenged in recent years, it has not been completely dispelled. In Colour-Coded, Constance Backhouse illustrates the tenacious hold that white supremacy had on our legal system in the first half of this century, and underscores the damaging legacy of inequality that continues today. Backhouse presents detailed narratives of six court cases, each giving evidence of blatant racism created and enforced through law. The cases focus on Aboriginal, Inuit, Chinese-Canadian, and African-Canadian individuals, taking us from the criminal prosecution of traditional Aboriginal dance to the trial of members of the 'Ku Klux Klan of Kanada.' From thousands of possibilities, Backhouse has selected studies that constitute central moments in the legal history of race in Canada. Her selection also considers a wide range of legal forums, including administrative rulings by municipal councils, criminal trials before police magistrates, and criminal and civil cases heard by the highest courts in the provinces and by the Supreme Court of Canada. The extensive and detailed documentation presented here leaves no doubt that the Canadian legal system played a dominant role in creating and preserving racial discrimination. A central message of this book is that racism is deeply embedded in Canadian history despite Canada's reputation as a raceless society. Winner of the Joseph Brant Award, presented by the Ontario Historical Society

Similar Books For Reading


  • Captivity of the Oatman Girls
    Captivity of the Oatman Girls
    A Book written by Royal B. Stratton, published by Simon and Schuster 2014-11-11 - 117 pages - part of History books. Read more >>
  • The Oatman Massacre
    The Oatman Massacre
    A Book written by Brian McGinty, published by University of Oklahoma Press 2011-12-03 - 288 pages - part of History books. Read more >>
  • History's Shadow
    History's Shadow
    A Book written by Steven Conn, published by University of Chicago Press 2008-09-15 - 288 pages - part of History books. Read more >>
  • Trail of Tears
    Trail of Tears
    A Book written by John Ehle, published by Anchor 2011-06-08 - 432 pages - part of History books. Read more >>
  • Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers
    Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers
    A Book written by Virginia Trimble,Thomas Williams,Katherine Bracher,Richard Jarrell,Jordan D. Marché,F. Jamil Ragep, published by Springer Science & Business Media 2007-09-18 - 1341 pages - part of Science books. Read more >>
  • New Blazing World and Other Writings
    New Blazing World and Other Writings
    A Book written by Kate Lilley, published by Routledge 2021-05-30 - 250 pages - part of Language Arts & Disciplines books. Read more >>
  • Outliers
    Outliers
    A Book written by Malcolm Gladwell, published by Little, Brown 2008-11-18 - 320 pages - part of Business & Economics books. Read more >>

Related Books