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"And neither have I wings to fly" : labelled and locked up in Canada's oldest institution /
Thelma Wheatley.
imprint
Toronto, ON : Inanna Publications, c2013.
description
viii, 411, [3] pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN
192670858X (pbk.), 9781926708584 (pbk.)
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imprint
Toronto, ON : Inanna Publications, c2013.
isbn
192670858X (pbk.)
9781926708584 (pbk.)
catalogue key
8895894
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-[413]).
Issued also in electronic format.
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Main Description
The shocking true story of the institutionalization and abuse of children and adults with intellectual and physical handicaps in Canadaas oldest provincial institution in Orillia, Ontario. Daisy Lumsden and her family were such victims, along with over ten thousand children, including infants, and adults with intellectual disabilities committed over the last century to the institution now known as Huronia Regional Centre, formerly the Asylum for Idiots and Feeble-Minded. The time frame of the book, 1900-1966, covers the most controversial decades in its history, a time of over-crowding and abuses that reached a crux in the 1950s and 1960s when the inmate population was nearly 3000. Victims of the rising eugenic ideology of the early 1900s that infiltrated Canada from United States and Britain, advocating segregation and involuntary sterilization of the aoefeeble-minded,a Daisyas family a" uneducated, ignorant, unemployed, incestuous, poor a" were easily identifiable as aoefeeble-mindeda and aoeunfit,a unwittingly caught up in a genetic aoesurvival of the fittest.a But who are the aoeunfita in our society? And who decides?
Main Description
The shocking true story of the institutionalization and abuse of children and adults with intellectual and physical handicaps in Canada's oldest provincial institution in Orillia, Ontario. Daisy Lumsden and her family were such victims, along with over ten thousand children, including infants, and adults with intellectual disabilities committed over the last century to the institution now known as Huronia Regional Centre, formerly the Asylum for Idiots and Feeble-Minded. The time frame of the book, 1900-1966, covers the most controversial decades in its history, a time of over-crowding and abuses that reached a crux in the 1950s and 1960s when the inmate population was nearly 3000. Victims of the rising eugenic ideology of the early 1900s that infiltrated Canada from United States and Britain, advocating segregation and involuntary sterilization of the feeble-minded, Daisy's family uneducated, ignorant, unemployed, incestuous, poor were easily identifiable as feeble-minded and unfit, unwittingly caught up in a genetic survival of the fittest. But who are the unfit in our society? And who decides?

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