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The Golden Bridge: child migration from Scotland to Canada 1869 to 1939

        

The Golden Bridge: child migration from Scotland to Canada 1869 to 1939

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Between 1869 and 1939 over 100,000 children were migrated from the United Kingdom to Canada by British philanthropic organisations. Although they were described — in the parlance of the Victorian era — as ‘orphans, waifs and strays’, in fact around two-thirds had at least one surviving parent and most were from families experiencing extreme poverty. Once they arrived in Canada, the younger children were adopted, the older children committed as indentured labourers. The Scottish philanthropist... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: May 03, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 03, 2008
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Keywords: children, Scotland, migration, Victorian, Canada

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