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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New website on Chinese-Canadian legal history

 Kew Dock Yip, first Chinese Canadian Lawyer

I got an email yesterday from Christopher Moore, history blogger, lawyer, (ed. oops, sorry!) legal journalist and independent legal and Canadian historian extraordinaire, suggesting Road to Justice, a new public history website, as suitable topic for blogging. (Thanks, Chris!)

I had actually seen an announcement for this website, but the page that came up was the quiz section, which looked a bit middle school. But after Chris said the interview clips were great, I took a second look, and not surprisingly, he was right.

Here's an excerpt from the descriptive blurb:
Road to Justice is an account of the historical use of law by governments in Canada as a tool to exclude, restrict or otherwise control the lives of people of Chinese descent. Road to Justice is undertaken by the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic with the support of the Government of Canada through the Community Historical Recognition Program.
Road to Justice will be a great resource for those teaching legal history or law and society at the high school or undergraduate level.

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