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Eugenics in Canada: A Checkered History, 1850s-1990s

Strange, Carolyn; Stephen, Jennifer A

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This article discusses eugenics in Canada and states that Canada's eugenic past was connected closely to that of the United States and to a lesser extent England. It presents numerous case studies and this body of research paints a checkered history of eugenics in Canada. It was a cluster of ideas and a disparate set of solutions that responded to local concerns, inflected by the unique Canadian demographic, and legal, political, and economic conditions. The race-based reproduction management...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/54468
Book Title: The Oxford Handbook of The History of Eugenics

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