Empire s Children

A definitive history of child emigration across the British Empire from the 1860s to its decline in the 1960s.

Empire s Children

Empire s Children

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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Empire's Children
Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Ellen Boucher
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-13 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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
Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Simon Sleight, Shirleene Robinson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-06 - Publisher: Springer

Age was a critical factor in shaping imperial experience, yet it has not received any sustained scholarly attention. This pioneering interdisciplinary collection is the first to investigate the lives of children and young people and the construction of modes of childhood and youth within the British world.
Protestant Children, Missions and Education in the British World
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Hugh Morrison
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-29 - Publisher: BRILL

Hugh Morrison argues that children’s support of Protestant missionary activity since the early 1800s has been an educational movement rather than a financial one and outlines how it has shaped minds and bodies for the sake of God, empire and nation.
Remembering Child Migration
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Gordon Lynch
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Between 1850 and 1970, around three hundred thousand children were sent to new homes through child migration programmes run by churches, charities and religious orders in the United States and the United Kingdom. Intended as humanitarian initiatives to save children from social and moral harm and to build them up
Stitching the Self
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Johanna Amos, Lisa Binkley
Categories: Design
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-09 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The needle arts are traditionally associated with the decorative, domestic, and feminine. Stitching the Self sets out to expand this narrow view, demonstrating how needlework has emerged as an art form through which both objects and identities – social, political, and often non-conformist – are crafted. Bringing together the work