History of Human Rights

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Challenge the Strong Wind

Canada and East Timor, 1975–99

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Challenge the Strong Wind recounts the story of Canadian policy toward East Timor from the 1975 invasion to the 1999 vote for independence, demonstrating that historical accounts need to include both government and non-governmental perspectives.

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African Canadians in Union Blue

Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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Orienting Canada

Race, Empire, and the Transpacific

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A hard-hitting reconsideration of Canadian foreign policy, Orienting Canada meticulously documents the dynamics of race and empire in the Transpacific from the 1907 race riots to Canada’s early involvement in Vietnam.

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In Defence of Principles

NGOs and Human Rights in Canada

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This exploration of the activities of four Canadian NGOs in advancing and defending human rights principles sheds new light on the fragility and resilience of human rights norms in liberal democracies.

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Voices Raised in Protest

Defending North American Citizens of Japanese Ancestry, 1942-49

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The Triumph of Citizenship

The Japanese and Chinese in Canada, 1941-67

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This final volume to Patricia E. Roy's pivotal trilogy exploring racial discrimination against Chinese- and Japanese-Canadians examines the removal of all Japanese-Canadians from the BC coast during WWII, while Chinese-Canadians gained the right to vote in 1947.

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