You Shall Have the Body: Slavery, Property Rights and Resistance in Canada

Évènement

Chancellor Day Hall Salle du Tribunal-école Maxwell-Cohen (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Le cycle des conférences du Laboratoire de recherche sur le droit du travail et le développement (LLDRL) accueille le professeur Barrington Walker, du département d'histoire de l'Université Queen’s, dans le cadre d'un plénière du cours LAWG 220 Droit de la propriété.

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Le conférencier

[En anglais seulement] Barrington Walker is an historian of Modern Canada who focuses on the histories of Blacks, race immigration and the law. His work seeks to illuminate the contours of Canadian modernity by exploring Canada's emergence as racial state through its histories of white supremacy, slavery, colonization/immigration, segregation and Jim Crowism. Much of his work considers how these practices were legitimized, and in some instances contested, by the rule of law and legal institutions.

He is the author of Race On Trial: Black Defendants in Ontario's Criminal Courts (University of Toronto Press and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2010) which was shortlisted for the Ontario Legislature Speaker's Book Award for 2012.  He has also edited two collections: The African Canadian Legal Odyssey: Historical Essays (University of Toronto Press and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2012) and The History of Immigration and Racism in Canada: Essential Readings (Canadian Scholars Press, 2008). He is currently working on two new books. The first is Colonizing Nation: A Canadian History of Race and Immigration (under contract with Oxford University Press). The second is Dark Peril: Blacks and the Social Order in North America's Urban Landscape, 1992-2012.

La conférence est parrainée par la Chaire de recherche du Canada en travail transnational.