Uprooted

Uprooted

The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917

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Some 80,000 British children - many of them under the age of ten - were shipped from Britain to Canada by Poor Law authorities and voluntary bodies during the 50 years following Confederation in 1867. How did this come about? What were the motives and methods of the people involved in both countries? Why did it come to an end? What effects did it have on the children involved and what eventually became of them? These are the questions Roy Parker explores in a meticulously researched work that brings together economic, political, social, medical, legal, administrative and religious aspects of the story in Britain and Canada.

Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2008
ISBN: 9780774815406
Branch Call Number: 305.23086945 PAR 2008
Characteristics: xiv, 354 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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Feb 03, 2013

This book gives an excellent overview of Home Children. It is best skimmed than read page for page but holds a wealth of informaton.

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