Children in English-Canadian Society

Children in English-Canadian Society

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a€œSo often a long-awaited book is disappointing. Happily such is not the case with Sutherlanda€™s masterpiece.a€ Robert M. Stamp, University of Calgary, in The Canadian Historical Review a€œSutherlanda€™s work is destined to be a landmark in Canadian history, both as a first in its particular field and as a standard reference text.a€ J. Stewart Hardy, University of Alberta, in Alberta Journal of Educational Research Such were the reviewersa€™ comments when Neil Sutherlanda€™s groundbreaking book was first published. Now reissued in Wilfrid Laurier University Pressa€™s new series a€œStudies in Childhood and Family in Canada, a€ with a new introduction by series editor Cynthia Comacchio, this book remains relevant today. In the late nineteenth century a new generation of reformers committed itself to a program of social improvement based on the more effective upbringing of all children. In Children in English-Canadian Society, Neil Sutherland examines, with a keen eye, the growth of the public health movement and its various efforts at improving the health of children.In the late 1880s, industrial schools began to give some practical training to Indian boys and white delinquents. ... While favouring manual training, however, its pioneer advocates seldom agreed as to what activities they included in their newanbsp;...

Title:Children in English-Canadian Society
Author:Neil Sutherland
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press - 2000-07-12


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