The Home Children

The Home Children

by Phyllis Harrison
     
 

From 1870 to 1930 British Home children, over 1000,00 of them, arrived to work on Canadian farms. Travelling in groups of up to 400, their worldly possessions in small metal trunks, they came from the discipline of British Homes to the land that was believed to offer the best hope for their future. Some of them are still living; their personal stories have been

Overview

From 1870 to 1930 British Home children, over 1000,00 of them, arrived to work on Canadian farms. Travelling in groups of up to 400, their worldly possessions in small metal trunks, they came from the discipline of British Homes to the land that was believed to offer the best hope for their future. Some of them are still living; their personal stories have been compiled and edited by Phyllis Harrison. From childhood memories, the writers tell of the harsh conditions that separated them from family and friends, of the reality of loneliness, of grinding hard work, discrimination, and disappointment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780920486153
Publisher:
J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Publication date:
11/14/2003
Pages:
105
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis Harrison is a social worker and journalist. Her book documents a major event in Canadian history.

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