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Rochdale

The Runaway College

by David Sharpe

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ISBN:9781487006648
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Toronto’s Rochdale College began as an experiment in living and learning, and ended as a symbol of the flower-child sixties, a financial and social controversy. In his well-researched and entertaining account, David Sharpe tells the fascinating story of the college’s seven-year rise and fall.

Sharpe examines the contradictions of the Age of Aquarius squeezed into one stark skyscraper on Bloor Street in Toronto. He looks at the financing and the internal government of the college, as well as its creative achievements over the years and its contribution to the community. Rochdale: The Runaway College provides a lively, detailed picture of the day-to-day life of the college residents: the peace parties and joyful live-ins, as well as the police raids and the drug overdoses of the dark days.

About the Author

David Sharpe

David G. Sharpe teaches writing online and on campus at Ohio University. He is the author of a social history titled 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.

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David Sharpe teaches writing online and on campus at Ohio University. In addition to Rochdale: The Runaway College, he is also the author of the short story collection Seasoning.

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