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    DescriptionOver 100,000 children were sent across the seas to Canada between 1869 and the late 1930s. Thousands of others were dispatched to Australia as well as to New Zealand, South Africa and Rhodesia up to and even after the Second World War. These young migrants came from charitable organizations or children's homes, and were sent to find a better life as agricultural workers and servants, mechanics and skilled artisans. They were the superfluous thousands of Britain's cities, including workhouse paupers, reformatory inmates, children from industrial schools and those rescued from slums and the streets. Ranging from five- and six-year olds to teenagers, all were thrust into an alien world from which there was little chance of return. This compelling book tells the story of this controversial practice, from the accounts of those involved and the authentic records of the time. It traces the people behind the migrations exploring their beliefs and aspirations for the children in their care. It considers the roles that different organizations (including the Childrens Society, National Childrens Home and the Catholic Nugent Society Care Homes) played as well as the shipping lines that carried the children from Liverpool, Glasgow and other ports and the centers that received them overseas. Most importantly, it describes the experiences of the children themselves. Clear-sighted and objective, this is a gripping tale of the good, the bad and the ugly based on original documents from The National Archives and other sources. Above all, it celebrates those who welcomed the migrants and the children who managed, against all the odds, to adapt to their new lives.


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    Title
    New Lives for Old
    Subtitle
    The Story of Britain's Home Children
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Kershaw, By (author) Janet Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905615179
    ISBN 10: 1905615175
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JFSP1
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QFC
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 304.809
    BIC subject category V2: 1QFC
    DC22: 362.730971
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    Illustrations note
    40 b/w illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    The National Archives
    Publication date
    30 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Richmond
    Author Information
    Janet Sacks is a writer specialising in social history, and is also an experienced editor.