Saturday, May 31, 2008
I'm very much looking forward to reading historian Dominique Clement's new book: Canada's Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937-82 coming out in July from UBC Press. The book offers a partial history of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, the CCLA, Quebec's Ligue des droits de l'homme, and more. I relied heavily on Clement's previous scholarship in my article Civil Liberties Advocacy Organizations in Canada: A Survey and Critique http://law.bepress.com/expresso/eps/2007/ (allegedly to be published any day now by the Oklahoma City University Law Review) and he's one of the few historians working in the area. It's a pricey hardcover but I'm expecting it to be worth the money--or at least a visit to the library.