Black history of Canada- Colour Coded - A Legal History of Racism in Canada, Constance Backhouse  

Lux-Verbi Books              Browse our Catalogues books A-Z 

 
 
 

Books to Empower Black Women's Lives 

10 Good Choices That Empower Black Women's Lives

 

10 Bad Choices that Ruin Black Women's Lives

Free CD listening online (30 mins.) of International Radio interview of author P.D. Moore on his Yoga and Harry Potter titles... Just plug in your headphones and listen to this amazing interview!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Colour Coded - A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950

Constance Backhouse

ISBN
Binding
Canadian Price
UK Price
Availability
Pub Date
 
0802047122
Cloth
$CAN65.99
£47.99
Available
11/20/1999
0802082866
Paper
$CAN35.99
£22.99
Available
11/20/1999

432 pages. See synopsis:


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

CONSTANCE BACKHOUSE is Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario and author of Petticoats and Prejudice: Women and Law in Nineteenth-Century Canada.

Winner: 2002 Joseph Brant Award, Ontario Historical Soc


Browse our catalogues

         Home

Popular Categories

Some Favourite Books


Recent
Award Winners

Feature Book:

Your Rights at Work

Need a suggestion for a gift or a book on a special subject? Browse through these selected items:

Cookery

Self-help/teach yourself series

Personal Finance

Photograpy


Childrens

For author information:

Authors Den:


Contact Us