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A Class by Themselves?: Children, Youth, and Special Education in a North American City - Toronto, 1910-45
A Class by Themselves?: Children, Youth, and Special Education in a North American City - Toronto, 1910-45
By Jason Ellis

In A Class by Themselves?, Jason Ellis provides a erudite and balanced history of special needs education, an early twentieth century educational innovation that continues to polarize school communities across Canada, the United States, and beyond.

Available Jan 2018
Beyond the Box: B.F. Skinner's Technology of Behaviour from Laboratory to Life, 1950s-1970s
Beyond the Box: B.F. Skinner's Technology of Behaviour from Laboratory to Life, 1950s-1970s
Alexandra Rutherford

Beyond the Box is the first full-length study of the ways in which Skinner's ideas left the laboratory to become part of the post-war public's everyday lives, and chronicles both the enthusiasm and caution with which this process was received.

Published May 2009
Histories of Suicide: International Perspectives on Self-Destruction in the Modern World
Histories of Suicide: International Perspectives on Self-Destruction in the Modern World
Edited by John Weaver and David Wright

This interdisciplinary collection of essays assembles historians, health economists, anthropologists, and sociologists, who examine the history of suicide from a variety of approaches to provide crucial insight into how suicide differs across nations, cultures, and time periods.

Published Dec 2008
Shock Therapy: A History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness
Shock Therapy: A History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness
By Edward Shorter and David Healy

By showing ECT's often life-saving results, Shorter and Healy endorse a point of view that is hotly contested in professional circles and in public debates. For the nearly half of all clinically depressed patients who do not respond to drugs, this book brings much-needed hope.

Published Oct 2007
Our Own Master Race: Eugenics in Canada, 1885-1945
Our Own Master Race: Eugenics in Canada, 1885-1945
By Angus McLaren

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 the "degenerate."

Published Dec 1990