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Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2004Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Demerson, VelmaDate:Created2004Summary:
On a May morning in 1939, eighteen-year-old Velma Demerson and her lover were having breakfast when two police officers arrived to take her away. Her crime was loving a Chinese man, a "crime" that was compounded by her pregnancy and subsequent mixed-race child. Sentenced to a home for wayward girls, Demerson was then transferred (along with forty-six other girls) to Torontos Mercer Reformatory for Females. The girls were locked in their cells for twelve hours a day and required to work in the on-site laundry and factory. They also endured suspect medical examinations. When Demerson was fin.Contents:
Sujets: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY | Demerson, Velma | Interracial dating | Penology | SOCIAL SCIENCE | Social Scientists & Psychologists | Women prisonersOriginal Publisher: Waterloo, Ont., Wilfrid Laurier University PressLanguage(s): EnglishISBN: 9780889209305, 0889209308, 9780889204447, 0889204446
- CHAPTER 1; CHAPTER 2; CHAPTER 3; CHAPTER 4; CHAPTER 5; CHAPTER 6; CHAPTER 7; CHAPTER 8; CHAPTER 9; CHAPTER 10; CHAPTER 11; CHAPTER 12; CHAPTER 13; CHAPTER 14; CHAPTER 15; CHAPTER 16; CHAPTER 17; CHAPTER 18; AFTERWORD; NOTES; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS