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By Claudia Malacrida

Utilizing infrequent interviews with former inmates and staff, institutional documentation, and governmental records, Claudia Malacrida illuminates the darkish heritage of the remedy of “mentally faulty” little ones and adults in twentieth-century Alberta. targeting the Michener Centre in purple Deer, one of many final such amenities working in Canada,A precise 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 sort of passive eugenics that complemented the energetic eugenics software of the Alberta Eugenics Board. rather than receiving an schooling, inmates labored for very little pay – occasionally in houses and companies in purple Deer – lower than the guise of vocational rehabilitation. The good fortune of this version ended in large institutional progress, power crowding, and negative dwelling stipulations that incorporated either regimen and impressive abuse.

Combining the robust testimony of survivors with a close research of the institutional impulses at paintings on the Michener Centre,A exact Hell is vital examining for these drawn to the demanding earlier and troubling way forward for the institutional remedy of individuals with disabilities.

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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. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto, ON, CAN: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

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. All rights reserved.

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.

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