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Our Own Master Race: Eugenics in Canada, 1885-1945 (Canadian Social History Series)
Was Canada immune to the racist currents of thought that swept central Europe in the 1920's and 1930's? In this landmark book Angus McLaren, co-author of The Bedroom and the State, examines the pervasiveness in Canada of the eugenic notion of "race betterment" and demonstrates that many Canadians believed that radical measures were justified to protect the community from t ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published May 1st 1990 by McClelland & Stewart
(first published April 1st 1990)
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If you're under the impression that what's now known as the Canadian Association for Mental Health emerged with the best interests of its patients in mind, and in the event you can't access the Ian Dowbiggin article "'Keeping this young country sane': C.K. Clarke, immigration restriction, and Canadian Psychiatry, 1890-1925,'" read Our Own Master Race. Though published eight years prior to the amalgamation of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry and three similar organizations into the CAMH in 1998 ...more