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Human Rights in Canada: A History
This book shows how human rights became the primary language for social change in Canada and how a single decade became the locus for that emergence. The author argues that the 1970s was a critical moment in human rights history--one that transformed political culture, social movements, law, and foreign policy. Human Rights in Canada is one of the first sociological studie ...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published March 21st 2016 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press
(first published December 4th 2015)
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Oct 11, 2017 Holly rated it it was amazing
A wonderful, if brief, overview of human rights history in Canada. While I wasn't surprised at all at how recent or fast Canada's Human Rights movement was, I was surprised by the teamwork between Jews and African-Canadians in the 40s and 50s. I was also surprised by how long it took women to frame their grievances in terms of "rights". In any case, it's definitely worth reading! It is always important for us to remember that the rights we enjoy today were once non-existent and that governments, ...more