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By Claudia Malacrida

Utilizing infrequent interviews with former inmates and staff, institutional documentation, and governmental files, Claudia Malacrida illuminates the darkish historical past of the therapy of “mentally faulty” youngsters and adults in twentieth-century Alberta. targeting the Michener Centre in crimson Deer, one of many final such amenities working in Canada,A exact Hell is a sobering account of the relationship among institutionalization and eugenics.

Malacrida explains how keeping apart the Michener Centre's citizens from their groups served as a kind of passive eugenics that complemented the energetic eugenics application of the Alberta Eugenics Board. rather than receiving an schooling, inmates labored for very little pay – occasionally in houses and companies in purple Deer – less than the guise of vocational rehabilitation. The good fortune of this version ended in large institutional progress, persistent crowding, and poor dwelling stipulations that incorporated either regimen and notable abuse.

Combining the robust testimony of survivors with an in depth research of the institutional impulses at paintings on the Michener Centre,A specific Hell is vital examining for these drawn to the traumatic earlier and troubling way forward for the institutional remedy of individuals with disabilities.

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Copyright © 2015. University of Toronto Press. All rights reserved. Malacrida, Claudia. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto, ON, CAN: University of Toronto Press, 2015. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015. University of Toronto Press. All rights reserved. Malacrida, Claudia. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto, ON, CAN: University of Toronto Press, 2015. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015. University of Toronto Press.

Malacrida, Claudia. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto, ON, CAN: University of Toronto Press, 2015. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015. University of Toronto Press. All rights reserved. Malacrida, Claudia. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto, ON, CAN: University of Toronto Press, 2015. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015. University of Toronto Press. All rights reserved. Malacrida, Claudia.

ProQuest ebrary. Web. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015. University of Toronto Press. All rights reserved. Malacrida, Claudia. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto, ON, CAN: University of Toronto Press, 2015. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015. University of Toronto Press. All rights reserved. Malacrida, Claudia. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto, ON, CAN: University of Toronto Press, 2015. ProQuest ebrary. Web.

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