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Race on trial : black defendants in Ontario's criminal courts, 1858-1958

Author: Barrington Walker
Publisher: Toronto : Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, [2011]
Series: Canadian social history series.; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History series.
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Using capital case files and the assize records for Kent and Essex counties, areas that had significant black populations because they were termini for the Underground Railroad, Barrington Walker investigates the limits of freedom for Ontario's African Canadians. Through court transcripts, depositions, jail records, Judge's Bench Books, newspapers, and government correspondence, Walker identifies trends in charges  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walker, Barrington, 1970-
Race on trial
(OCoLC)743395564
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barrington Walker
ISBN: 9781442660441 1442660449 9781442667228 1442667222 9781442671447 1442671440
OCLC Number: 868069020
Notes: Original version: Toronto : Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, ©2010.
Awards: Short-listed for Legislative Assembly of Ontario Speaker's Book Award 2012 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 256 pages) : illustrations, portrait.
Contents: Introduction --
Blackness and the law in slavery and freedom --
Nationhood, mercy and the gallows --
Black patriarchy --
Tales of a 'peculiarly horrible description' : archetypal rape narratives --
Rape, sex, and the power of dominant rape narratives --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Canadian social history series.; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History series.
Responsibility: Barrington Walker.
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