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Colour-Coded A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950

By: Backhouse, Constance

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18429

ISBN: 0802047122

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 6.10 X 1.40 inches; 488 pages; "Historically Canadians have considered themselves to be more or less free of racial prejudice. Although this conception has been challenged in recent years, it has not been completely dispelled. In Colour-Coded, Constance Backhouse illustrates the tenacious hold that white supremacy had on our legal system in the first half of this century, and underscores the damaging legacy of inequality that continues today.Backhous... View more info

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Vulnerable Groups in Southern Sudan Prisons

By: Dandurand, Yvon & Mark Lalonde & Aggrey Nyapola & Mark Shaw

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Abbotsford, BC, University of The Fraser Valley: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16903

ISBN: 1895802407

Condition: Near Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 150 pages; This is a study conducted jointly by Southern Sudan Prisons Servive, the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, as well as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in an effort to improve the conditions in the prisons in Southern Sudan. It was funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs View more info

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The Mob Politics, a Memoir

By: Drapeau, J. Paul

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Self Published: 2008

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17096

Condition: Very Good+


Signed by Author; Card covers show light edge wear, Index at back of text has been stapled into book. ; A tight solid book. ; Inscribed by the author. This is a revised edition. In eastern Canada there has been much speculation about mob involvement with politicians and corruption. Drapeau looks at a some of these instances including the Dorion Inquiry and the Montreal Olympics View more info

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The Bruce Dubbin Memoirs ; Stories of a Police Officer

By: Dubbin, Bruce

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Self Published: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15759

ISBN: 0988075504

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed by Author; Only slight edge wear.; Inscribed by author on front free end paper. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 166 pages; The youngest of nine children, Bruce was born in Saskatoon on August 22, 1932. After his early schooling there, he moved with his family to Alberta and attended Springbank School before settling in Calgary near 27th Avenue and 4th Street, finishing Grade 9 at Balmoral School. He later upgraded to Grade 12 equivalency. His first job was with Mannix as a labourer in their shop in Ogden and later went with him to ... View more info

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Quoniam Attachiamenta

By: Fergus, T.D.

Price: $33.95

Publisher: Edinburgh, Stair Society: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17655

ISBN: 1872517099

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A bright, solid book, dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt print on spine. Written in the original Latin on left hand pages with the English on the right, edited and translated by T.D. Fergus ; The Stair Society; 403 pages; "Quoniam Attachiamenta belongs to the latter part of the 14th century . . . It is a systematic handbook of procedure in the Scottish feudal courts, written by an experienced practitioner; . . . the book may be accepted as a guide to the practice, and in certain respects to the substantive law, which prevailed towards the close of the Scoto-Norman period." View more info

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Ready for the Defense

By: Garbus, Martin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1971

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 13714

ISBN: 0374247668

Condition: Very Good-


Blue card covers show edge wear, first page missing top fore corner, paper rust marks extend to title page. ; A tight solid book. This is an uncorrected proof galley copy - 11' x 6" with card covers, pages are hand numbered. Publisher has pasted on label with title and author's name typed in and proposed release date and price pasted on. Out-of-print. ; Trade PB; Thin 4to 11" - 13" tall; 208 pages; Garbus was a civil rights lawyer and this book is comprised of transcripts and lawyer's notes from the trials of 'The State of Mississippi for the Use and Benefit of Henrietta Wright ag... View more info

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The Life and Times of Lighthouse McNeil An Adventure in the RCMP

By: Garrett, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Regina, SK, Your Nickel's Worth Publishing: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19423

ISBN: 1927756650

Condition: Very Good+


Signed by Author; Very light soiling to page edges, otherwise crisp. ; A bright, solid book. Signed by the author on the title page. ; 8.4 X 5.9 X 0.7 inches; 188 pages View more info

Report of the Gove Inquiry into Child Protection in British Columbia A commission of inquiry into the adequacy of the services, policies, and practices ... abuse, and death of Matthew John Vaudreuil

By: Gove, The Honourable Judge Thomas J.

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Government of British Columbia: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11660

ISBN: 0772627347

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear, previous owner's name in all 3 volumes, light soil to covers ; A tight solid books, text unmarked ; Trade PB; Report of the Gove Inquiry into Child Protection - 3 volumes; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 743 pages; Included are all three volumes; 1. Matthews Story - includes biography of Matthew Vaudreuil, actions of Child Services after his death, policy for Child Services after a child's death, letters and appendices, 329 pages`. 2. Matthew's Legacy - includes a history of Child Welfare Services in BC, a review of policies, a look at the laws regarding child protection and pro... View more info

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Arctic Justice On Trial for Murder, Pond Inlet, 1923

By: Grant, Shelagh D.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Montreal, Mcgill Queens University Press: 2002

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 16794

ISBN: 0773523375

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; McGill-Queen's Native and Northern; 9.74 X 6.30 X 1.25 inches; 342 pages; "Arctic Justice is the story of the execution of a white fur trader by an Inuk. Shelagh Grant recounts how this event was crucial in establishing law enforcement in the High Arctic and documents its tragic consequences for Inuit in the subsequent decades. This compelling and generously illustrated account combines archival history with Inuit oral history to shed light on the conflicting values and perceptions of two disparate cultures. Despite the fact th... View more info

Image for On the Rock   twenty-five years in Alcatraz : the prison story of Alvin Karpis as told to Robert Livesey

On the Rock twenty-five years in Alcatraz : the prison story of Alvin Karpis as told to Robert Livesey

By: Karpis, Alvin

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Musson Book: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15128

ISBN: 0773700471

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Some edge wear and chipping of dust jacket, a few short tears top of DJ spine, closed tear bottom back panel. Small patch of sticker damage to front panel. Light wear to book.; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1.4 x 8.8 x 6 Inches; 306 pages; '"On the Rock" is the personal story of Alvin Karpis, the most sought after Public Enemy in American History. Karpis takes us inside the walls and cells of the mysterious superprison wher violent death is commonplace, sexual perversity a norm, sadism abounds, and where the desperate and insane live a timeless exist... View more info

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Sam Steele Lion of the Frontier

By: Research & Agnes index: McFarlane & Brian Danchuk & Margo Embury & John Author photo: Sleeman & Robert Stewart

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Regina, SK, Centax Books & Distribution: 1999

Edition: Second Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18590

ISBN: 1894022238

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar. ; B&W Photographs and maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 316 pages; "Sam Steele: Lion of the Frontier Sam steele an authentic hero, a monumental man this lively and vital history is the definitive story of an intrepid individual living in extraordinary times. One of the first members of the North-West Mounted Police, he trained men and established posts in a land that was alive with danger. He didn't just keep law and order, he laid the cornerstone. Sam Steele's bravery, endurance and sense of fair play became a legend of the f... View more info

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Forty Years in Canada Reminiscences of the great North-West with some account of his service in South Africa

By: Steele, Samuel Benfield

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson: 1972

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 15336

ISBN: 0070774803

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Dust jacket heavily chipped with tears top spine, some creasing, spine faded. Some erasure top corner front free end paper. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar. This is a facsimile edition of the 1915 hardcover published by McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart in Canada and Herbert Jenkins in Britain. ; The Ryerson archive series; B&W Photographs; 1.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 428 pages; "Samuel Benfield Steele was born Orillia, Ontario, in 1851. Orphaned in his early teens. he joined the Canadian Militia, fought against the Fenians, and was on the Red River Expedition against Louis Riel's Metis. He j... View more info

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RCMP The March West

By: Stenson, Fred

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nepean ON, GAPC Entertainment: 1999

Seller ID: 17302

ISBN: 0968507107

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows edge wear with chipping and small tears. Gift inscription on title page. ; A bright, solid book. This oblong book with dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector is liberally illustrated with B&W and colour photos. ; B&W and Colour Photographs; 11.80 X 9 X 0.70 inches; 160 pages; The March West is a celebration in picture and story of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the occasion of the force's 125th year. Original images combine with the rich colour of modern paintings and photographs to breath new life into the story of the March West of 1874: the heroic and arduous trek that saw 2... View more info

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The North-West Mounted Police 1873-1893 Inclusive of the Great Transition Period in the Canadian West, When Law and Order Was Introduced and Established - Vol II only 1883-1893

By: Turner, John Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Edmond Cloutier, King's Printer: 1950

Seller ID: 18808

Condition: Very Good-


Library sticker on spine, junior high stamp on half title page, library pocket on back page. Corners creased, some fading of spine ; A tight solid book. Blue card covers. ; Ex-Library; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 610 pages; With the large influx of settlers to the Canadian West in the late 19th century, there needed to be a force for law and order. The (Royal) North-West Mounted Police was formed and later became the RCMP View more info