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Incorrigible

Author: Velma Demerson
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2004.
Series: Life writing series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Velma Demerson; Velma Demerson; Velma Demerson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Velma Demerson
ISBN: 9780889209305 0889209308 9780889204447 0889204446
OCLC Number: 613953202
Description: 1 online resource (172 pages).
Contents: 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
Series Title: Life writing series.
Other Titles: Canadian publishers collection.
Responsibility: Velma Demerson.
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In a period that saw the rise of psychiatry, legislation against interracial marriage, and a populist movement that believed in eradicating disease and sin through Anglo-Saxon purity, Velma Demerson  Read more...

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"Demerson's spare, unadorned account of the injustice done her is moving and courageous." -- Brian Bethune -- Maclean's On the morning of May 3, 1939, a young Toronto couple, he in robe, she in Read more...

 
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