Laying the Children's Ghosts to Rest
Canada's Home Children in the West

Joyce, Sean Arthur
Date Written:  2014-05-15
Publisher:  Hagios Press
Year Published:  2014
Pages:  238pp   Price:  18.95   ISBN:  978-1926710273
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18800

Between 1869 and the early 1930s more than 100,000 children were rounded up from the streets of Britain to be used as labourers in Canadian homes; often little more than slaves. Today there are two million or more descendants of what were derisively known in Canada as 'home children'. Writer and journalist Sean Arthur Joyce was shocked to learn in middle age that he was one of those descendants.

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