Butterbox Babies

Cahill, Bette L.
Publisher:  Fernwood
Year Published:  2006   First Published:  1992
Pages:  192pp   ISBN:  1 55266 231 6
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX23645

The story of the Ideal Maternity Home in East Chester, Nova Scotia, revealing stories of abuse, illegal adoptions, and deaths.

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Table of Contents:

Preface

Prologue
PART I - BIRTH OF A BUSINESS: 1928-1939
William and Lila
Mother's Refuge
Seeds of Conflict
Eva's Misfortune
Manslaughter
Fraud
Stolen Baby

SUSPICIOUS DEATHS PART II
DANGEROUS FIXATION
1939-1945 - Mounting Suspicion
Baby Barons
Neglect
Trafficking
God on Their Side

PART III - GATHERING STORM 1945-1947
Dirty Politics
Crack-down in Two Countries
Surivivng Court
Traders in Fear

PART IV - LONG SHADOWS 1948-2006
Bankruptcy
Nova Scotia - Burying its Past
From the Grave
Family Portraits
The Forgotten Ones
Reunions


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