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The Resource 'Empire's children : child emigration, welfare, and the decline of the British world' 1869-1967, Ellen Boucher

'Empire's children : child emigration, welfare, and the decline of the British world' 1869-1967, Ellen Boucher

Label
'Empire's children : child emigration, welfare, and the decline of the British world' 1869-1967
Title
'Empire's children
Title remainder
child emigration, welfare, and the decline of the British world' 1869-1967
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Boucher
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1869 and 1967, government-funded British charities sent nearly 100,000 British children to start new lives in the settler empire. This pioneering study tells the story of the rise and fall of child emigration to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Southern Rhodesia. In the mid-Victorian period, the book reveals, the concept of a global British race had a profound impact on the practice of charity work, the evolution of child welfare, and the experiences of poor children. During the twentieth century, however, rising nationalism in the dominions, alongside the emergence of new, psychological theories of child welfare, eroded faith in the 'British world' and brought child emigration into question. Combining archival sources with original oral histories, Empire's Children not only explores the powerful influence of empire on child-centered social policy, it also uncovers how the lives of ordinary children and families were forever transformed by imperial forces and settler nationalism
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
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Boucher, Ellen
Dewey number
362.709171/24109041
Index
index present
LC call number
HV751.A6
LC item number
B66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child welfare
  • Unaccompanied immigrant children
  • Group identity
  • Great Britain
Label
'Empire's children : child emigration, welfare, and the decline of the British world' 1869-1967, Ellen Boucher
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poverty and possibility in the era of Greater Britain -- Developing Empire, building children -- Upholding the banner of white Australia -- "Defective" boys and "problem" girls: selection standards in 1930s Australia and Southern Rhodesia -- From imperial child welfare to national childhoods -- Growing up in the twilight of Empire -- Conclusion: the problem of post-imperial belonging
Control code
CR9781139649582
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107041387
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
'Empire's children : child emigration, welfare, and the decline of the British world' 1869-1967, Ellen Boucher
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poverty and possibility in the era of Greater Britain -- Developing Empire, building children -- Upholding the banner of white Australia -- "Defective" boys and "problem" girls: selection standards in 1930s Australia and Southern Rhodesia -- From imperial child welfare to national childhoods -- Growing up in the twilight of Empire -- Conclusion: the problem of post-imperial belonging
Control code
CR9781139649582
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107041387
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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