The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917Book - 2008
Some 80,000 British children - many of them under the age of ten -were shipped from Britain to Canada by Poor Law authorities andvoluntary bodies during the 50 years following Confederation in 1867.How did this come about? What were the motives and methods of thepeople involved in both countries? Why did it come to an end? Whateffects did it have on the children involved and what eventually becameof them? These are the questions Roy Parker explores in a meticulouslyresearched work that brings together economic, political, social,medical, legal, administrative and religious aspects of the story inBritain and Canada.