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  • Paperback: 582 pages
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 2nd Revised edition edition (May 24, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802078583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802078582
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.7 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,351,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Cumulatively, Miller's book has the impact of the depiction of a death camp: horrifying, unrelenting, inhuman, impossible. It is difficult not to turn away.'

(Leslie Hall Pinder The Vancouver Sun)

'Miller's book invites not only the government and the churches but the entire Canadian populace to face more honestly their historical encounter with the First Nations.'

(Achiel Peelman Catholic New Times)

'J.R. Miller is a highly regarded Saskatchewan historian, but he also has the makings of an outstanding coroner. In Shingwauk's Vision, he has autopsied the barely cooled corpse of the native residential school system. With clinical precision he has examined every aspect of a wrong-headed and catastrophic experiment in social engineering that lasted for three-and-a-half centuries before the federal government finally stepped in and pulled the plug in 1969. ... Miller's work is destined to be the reference work on this subject for years to come. As a thorough, reasoned, and illuminating look at a sorry chapter of Canadian history, it is required reading and long overdue.'

(Brian Maracle Quill and Quire)

'Now Prof. J.R. Miller, an historian at the University of Saskatchewan, has written the first comprehensive history of the schools ... his extensive research leads him to provide a balance which has been missing in many other, more hastily arranged commentaries.'

(Gerry Kelly Catholic Register)

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J.R. Miller, a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan, is the author of many books and articles on Canadian history, including Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian/ White Relations in Canada (University of Toronto Press).


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 18, 1998
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Excellent book! I could have been there. Hell, I was there, 10 years under the loving strokes of a Jesuit strap - being systematically stripped of my language, culture, way of life and humanity. Miller's attention to detail stands out. No stone is left unturned in his relentless search for who was ultimately responsible for the existence and operation of those infamous institutions. A must read for anyone truly interested in the history of white/native relations in Canada.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A School Teacher on April 25, 2005
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As partners in a bungled social experiment, the Aboriginal people of Canada nevertheless had one thing right: that the education of children is a duty and privilege of parents. The church and the government may be called alongside to help. But if the parents relinquish the responsibility and control of their children's education, the outcome is unlikely to be advantageous for anyone. Miller's book vividly illustrates this truth. I'm glad he didn't publish before he could introduce the present chapter of the story, the founding of schools (some residential) under Aboriginal ownership, staffed and managed by the First Peoples themselves. Great book!
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