Child Welfare and Social Action in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: International Perspectives

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Jon Lawrence, Pat Starkey
Liverpool University Press, 2001 - History - 294 pages
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This collection of twelve essays represents an important contribution to the understanding of child welfare and social action in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They challenge many assumptions about the history of childhood and child welfare policy and cover a variety of themes including the physical and sexual abuse of children, forced child migration and role of the welfare state.
 

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Contents

Rethinking Philanthropy
6
Runaways and the RedLight
15
Just Trying to be Men? Violence Girls and their
36
Fairbridge Child Migrants
53
The Fairbridge
82
The Emigration of an Idea
101
Child Emigration since 1945
121
Creating
147
The Campaign for School Meals in Edwardian Scotland
174
Family Fantasy
195
Child Welfare and Compulsory
219
A Spirit of Friendly Rivalry? Voluntary Societies
234
Family
256
Notes on Contributors
277
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Pat Starkey is Honorary research fellow at the University of Liverpool.
Jon Lawrence is Reader in Modern British History at the University of Cambridge.

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