Uprooted

Uprooted

The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917

Book - 2008
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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 : UDC Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9780774815406
077481540X
Branch Call Number: 305.230869450971 Par
Characteristics: xiv, 354 pages : illustrations

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