History of Civil Liberties & Human Rights

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African Canadians in Union Blue

Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War

UBC Press

A landmark account of the background, motivations, and experiences of African Canadian volunteers in America’s Civil War.

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Equality Deferred

Sex Discrimination and British Columbia’s Human Rights State, 1953-84

UBC Press

A history of human rights law in Canada, with a focus on sex discrimination in British Columbia.

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Building Sanctuary

The Movement to Support Vietnam War Resisters in Canada, 1965-73

UBC Press

This book brings to light the activities and influence of the anti-draft groups that sprang up to build support for American Vietnam war resisters in Canada.

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Keeping Canada British

The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Saskatchewan

UBC Press

This provocative book provides a new interpretation of the Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Saskatchewan, arguing that it should not be portrayed merely as an irrational outburst of intolerance but as a slightly more extreme version of mainstream opinion that wanted to keep Canada British.

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A Principled Stand

The Story of Hirabayashi v. the United States

University of Washington Press

For the first time, tells in Gordon Hirabayashi’s own words the story of the Supreme Court case that in 1943 upheld the mass removal of Japanese Americans from the West Coast, vacated on appeal in 1987.

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Canadian Liberalism and the Politics of Border Control, 1867-1967

UBC Press

This book chronicles the first century of Canadian border control, revealing how policies have been influenced by changing perceptions of the rights of non-citizens.

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