Labouring Children

Labouring Children

British Immigrant Apprentices to Canada, 1869-1924

Book - 1994
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Between 1868-1924, 80,000 British children, most of them under fourteen, came to Canada to be apprenticed as labourers and domestic servents. Joy Parr's study of these children, first published in 1980, became a significant resource for courses in women's history, family history, immigration history, and labour history. Out of print for several years, Labouring Children now has a substantial new introduction in which the author examines the historiography of the history of childhood, particularly in the light of recent literature on sexuality and the post-structuralist critique. She also considers recent popular historical views of children and their relationship to professional history.

Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c1994
ISBN: 9780802005496
0802005497
Branch Call Number: REF 331.310971 Par 3558
Characteristics: xxii, 181 p., [8] pages of plates :,ill

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