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

  title={Colour-Coded: A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950},
  author={Constance B. Backhouse},
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… Expand
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