Race on Trial: Black Defendants in Ontario's Criminal Courts, 1858-1958 (Canadian Social History)
While slavery in Canada was abolished in 1834, discrimination remained. Race on Trial contrasts formal legal equality with pervasive patterns of social, legal, and attitudinal inequality in Ontario by documenting the history of black Ontarians who appeared before the criminal courts from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.
Barrington Walker is Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Professor in the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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