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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; First Edition edition (Nov. 20 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802082866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802082862
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 821 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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Constance Backhouse is Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario and author of Petticoats and Prejudice: Women and Law in Nineteenth-Century Canada.


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By A Customer on Feb. 24 2000
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The king has no clothes on. Canada isn't so innocent of crimes and injustice.
Finally a statement that traces the roots of systemic racism in this country. From cross-burning, to acts of violence, to weilding the power of law, the courts and the legal system, White Canada oppressed minorities and created advantage while forcing others to try to survive on an unlevel playing field (while making sure minorities "feel Canadian" when it comes to paying taxes to the system).
We've inherited a legacy of limitation of access, to say the least. This history helps us challenge the assumption that how things are now is "normal."
Thanks, Ms. Backhouse, for challenging the White establishment to stand up and acknowledge this dark history of shame.
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The king has no clothes on. Canada isn't so innocent of crimes and injustice.
Finally a statement that traces the roots of systemic racism in this country. From cross-burning, to acts of violence, to weilding the power of law, the courts and the legal system, White Canada oppressed minorities and created advantage while forcing others to try to survive on an unlevel playing field (while making sure minorities "feel Canadian" when it comes to paying taxes to the system).
We've inherited a legacy of limitation of access, to say the least. This history helps us challenge the assumption that how things are now is "normal."
Thanks, Ms. Backhouse, for challenging the White establishment to stand up and acknowledge this dark history of shame.
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The book is informative and that is the reason why I purchase it. I could relate to it as I was born in Canada.
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I needed this item for a class that I was taking in university. I ordered it in the beginning of the semester. Due to a concussion caused by a car accident, I wanted to get started on my book report early as I knew I would need extra time. I had to order this text book 5-6 times before I finally received it. Granted, one of the times was because I accidentally used a credit card that I had forgotten I had cancelled because it had been stolen. The other times, Amazon cancelled the shipments because of some underlining on a few of the pages. I had opted to purchase a used copy, so I was aware that it would not be in perfect condition. Needless to say, I received the text one week before the paper was due and I was in an incredible amount of stress as a result. I expected more from Amazon as I have used them countless times before. I will be bringing this to their attention.


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