1999-11-20

Colour-Coded

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  • Full Title : Colour-Coded
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN Code : 1442690852
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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


2014-08-31

The Myths That Made America

By Heike Paul
  • Full Title : The Myths That Made America
  • Author : Heike Paul
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 3839414857
  • Pages : 450
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This essential introduction to American studies examines the core foundational myths upon which the nation is based and which still determine discussions of US-American identities today. These myths include the myth of »discovery,« the Pocahontas myth, the myth of the Promised Land, the myth of the Founding Fathers, the melting pot myth, the myth of the West, and the myth of the self-made man. The chapters provide extended analyses of each of these myths, using examples from popular culture, literature, memorial culture, school books, and every-day life. Including visual material as well as study questions, this book will be of interest to any student of American studies and will foster an understanding of the United States of America as an imagined community by analyzing the foundational role of myths in the process of nation building.


2014-12-02

Basic Economics

By Thomas Sowell
  • Full Title : Basic Economics
  • Author : Thomas Sowell
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 0465056849
  • Pages : 704
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The bestselling citizen's guide to economics Basic Economics is a citizen's guide to economics, written for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations. Bestselling economist Thomas Sowell explains the general principles underlying different economic systems: capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. In readable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the goals they proclaim. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first book for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions. This fifth edition includes a new chapter explaining the reasons for large differences of wealth and income between nations. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.


2013-02-05

Logic as Universal Science

By A. Korhonen
  • Full Title : Logic as Universal Science
  • Author : A. Korhonen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137304855
  • Pages : 277
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Logic as Universal Science offers a detailed reconstruction of the underlying philosophy in The Principles of Mathematics showing how Russell sought to deliver a death blow to the dominant Kantian view that formal logic is a concise and dry science and unable to enlarge our understanding.


2011-01-14

The Seabound Coast

By William Johnston,William G.P. Rawling,Richard H. Gimblett,John MacFarlane
  • Full Title : The Seabound Coast
  • Author : William Johnston,William G.P. Rawling,Richard H. Gimblett,John MacFarlane
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • ISBN Code : 9781554889082
  • Pages : 1014
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Based on extensive archival research, it traces the story of the navy, from its beginnings as Lauriers tinpot navy, and includes the interwar years.