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Colour-coded : a legal history of racism in Canada, 1900-1950

Author: Constance Backhouse; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, 1999
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A richly textured narrative that seeks to capture the role played by the law in the definition of race and shoring up of racial repression in Canada.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Trials, litigation, etc
Cases
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Constance Backhouse; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
ISBN: 9781442687684 1442687681
OCLC Number: 632170342
Awards: Short-listed for Joseph Brant Award, Ontario Historical Soc 2002 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 485 pages : illustrations)
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Race Definition Run Amuck: 'Slaying the Dragon of Eskimo Status' in Re Eskimos, 1939 --
3. 'Bedecked in Gaudy Feathers': The Legal Prohibition of Aboriginal Dance: Wanduta's Trial, Manitoba, 1903 --
4. 'They Are a People Unacquainted with Subordination' --
First Nations' Sovereignty Claims: Sero v Gault, Ontario, 1921 --
5. 'Mesalliances' and the 'Menace to White Women's Virtue': Yee Clun's Opposition to the White Women's Labour Law --
Saskatchewan, 1924 --
6. 'It Will Be Quite an Object Lesson': R. v Phillips and the Ku Klux Klan in Oakville, Ontario, 1930 --
7. 'Bitterly Disappointed' at the Spread of 'Colour-Bar Tactics': Viola Desmond's Challenge to Racial Segregation, Nova Scotia, 1946 --
8. Conclusion.
Other Titles: Color-coded
Legal history of racism in Canada
Responsibility: Constance Backhouse.
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