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UprootedThe Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917$
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Roy Parker

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420145

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420145.001.0001

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Early Initiatives

Early Initiatives

(p.19) two Early Initiatives

Roy Parker

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the early initiatives in child emigration, focusing on the efforts of Maria Rye, Annie Macpherson, James Nugent, Louisa Birt, William Quarrier, and John Middlemore. Despite the differences in the histories of various developments, their general features are remarkably similar. Each of the people discussed cultivated and benefited from complex networks of influence, power, information, and money. These networks extended across the Atlantic and between different parts of Britain. Many reflected particular religious affiliations and sympathies. Others overlapped into boards of guardians, and included government officials or MPs in both Britain and Canada.

Keywords:   child emigration, Maria Rye, Annie Macpherson, James Nugent, Louisa Birt, William Quarrier, John Middlemore

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