Race on Trial: Black Defendants in Ontario's Criminal Courts, 1858-1958

Race on Trial: Black Defendants in Ontario's Criminal Courts, 1858-1958

by Barrington Walker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442660441
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 07/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 276
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Barrington Walker is an associate professor in the Department of History at Queen's University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction

  1. Blackness and the Law in Slavery and Freedom
  2. Nationhood, Mercy and the Gallows
  3. Black Patriarchy
  4. Tales of a “Peculiarly Horrible Description”: Archetypal Rape Narratives
  5. Race, Sex, and the Power of Dominant Rape Narratives

Conclusion

What People are Saying About This

Harvey Amani Whitfield

'Race on Trial is a cutting-edge work, intertwining issues of blackness with the creation of a dominant Canadian nationhood. Barrington Walker effectively relates legal history to ideas of Black masculinity, patriarchy, and gender—topics that are not touched upon nearly enough in African Canadian history.'

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