The African Canadian Legal Odyssey: Historical Essays

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Barrington Walker
University of Toronto Press, 2012 - Law - 483 pages
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The African Canadian Legal Odyssey explores the history of African Canadians and the law from the era of slavery until the early twenty-first century. This collection demonstrates that the social history of Blacks in Canada has always been inextricably bound to questions of law, and that the role of the law in shaping Black life was often ambiguous and shifted over time.

Comprised of eleven engaging chapters, organized both thematically and chronologically, it includes a substantive introduction that provides a synthesis and overview of this complex history. This outstanding collection will appeal to both advanced specialists and undergraduate students and makes an important contribution to an emerging field of scholarly inquiry.

 

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Contents

From a Property Right to Citizenship Rights
3
Legal Pioneers
37
Torontos First Black Lawyer
49
Henry Sylvester
84
Formal Legal Equality and AntiBlack Discrimination
99
Richardson Sandwich 1903
167
Christie 0 York 24 3
243
York
324
Slavery and Slave Law in the Marifiines
363
G BELL BARRY cAHrLL AND HARVEY AMANI WHITFIELD
421
Race and Judging in R 2 R05
437
Contributors
481
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Barrington Walker is an associate professor in the Department of History at Queen's University.

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