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By Claudia Malacrida

Utilizing infrequent interviews with former inmates and employees, institutional documentation, and governmental documents, Claudia Malacrida illuminates the darkish historical past of the remedy of “mentally faulty” teenagers and adults in twentieth-century Alberta. targeting the Michener Centre in pink 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 separating 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 crimson Deer – lower than the guise of vocational rehabilitation. The luck of this version led to large institutional development, power crowding, and poor residing stipulations that incorporated either regimen and outstanding abuse.

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

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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.

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. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015.

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. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015.

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