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Colour-Coded: A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950 (Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published November 20th 1999 by University of Toronto Press (first published 1999)
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"Historically Canadians have considered themselves to be more or less free of racial prejudice. Although this perception has been challenged in recent years, it has not been completely dispelled. In Colour-Coded, Constance Backhouse illustrated the tenacious hold that white supremacy has on our legal system int he first half of this century, and underscores the damaging legacy of inequality that continues today.

Backhouse presents detailed narratives of six court cases, each g
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Another amazing read from Constance Backhouse. This should be mandatory reading in Canadian High schools. An unforgiving look at Canada's history of racism.
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