Labouring Children: British Immigrant Apprentices to Canada, 1869-1924

Labouring Children: British Immigrant Apprentices to Canada, 1869-1924

By: Joy Parr (author)Paperback

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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.

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Joy Parr is Canada Research Chair in Technology, Environment and the Everyday, in the department of Geography at the University of Western Ontario.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/09/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780802074430
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780802074430
  • weight: 322
  • ISBN10: 080207443X

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