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Written by David Sharpe

  • 304 Pages
  • 9781770891708
  • EDUCATION / General


Publication Date January 01, 1987

Toronto's Rochdale College began as an educational ideal, an experiment in living and learning, a place where open classes and unstructured seminars could liberate higher education from its shackles. Rochdale ended after seven incredible years in drug raids, overdoses, and police surveillance, but it is remembered as Canadas most controversial symbol of the 1960s. The fascinating story of Rochdale's rise and fall is told in this well-researched, entertaining book.


David Sharpe
David G Sharpe (davidgeosharpe) teaches writing on-line and on-campus at Ohio University.  He is the author of a social history (Rochdale: The Runaway College) and a recipient of Canada Council grants, Ontario Arts Council grants, and residencies at Yaddo and Banff Centre for the Arts.  Short stories published in Canadian literary journals will be re-issued soon as ebooks -- SummerFall and WinterSpring -- two collections that, together, are titled Seasoning.  Website: