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Labouring Children

British Immigrant Apprentices to Canada, 1869-1924

by (author) Joy Parr

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2000
Category
General, Emigration & Immigration, Marriage & Family
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442676541
    Publish Date
    Sep 2000
    List Price
    $78.00
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780802005496
    Publish Date
    Oct 1994
    List Price
    $61.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780802074430
    Publish Date
    Sep 1994
    List Price
    $42.95

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Description

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.

About the author

Joy Parr is a Farley Endowed Professor of History at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of The Gender of Breadwinners, winner of the 1990 Macdonald Prize for the best work in Canadian history.

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