Histories of Canadian Children and Youth

Paperback | March 7, 2003

byNancy Janovicek, Joy Parr

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Histories of Canadian Children and Youth is a survey of the history of children, youth, and Canadian families from New France and the fur trade to immigrant children in the last half of the 20th century. It covers topics from growing up Metis to sex education to literacy; work and school; raceand ethnicity, including some important articles on residential schools. Each section is carefully arranged by time period and theme and includes both primary and secondary sources.

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Histories of Canadian Children and Youth is a survey of the history of children, youth, and Canadian families from New France and the fur trade to immigrant children in the last half of the 20th century. It covers topics from growing up Metis to sex education to literacy; work and school; raceand ethnicity, including some important art...

Nancy Janovicek is in the Department of History, University of New Brunswick.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 7, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementIntroduction1. How Do We Know the Histories of Children and Youth?Andre Turmel: Historiography of Children in CanadaNeil Sutherland: When You Listen to the Winds of Childhood, How Much Can You Believe?Suggestions for Further Reading2. Colonial Childhood, 1700-1880Peter Moogk: Les Petits Sauvages: The Children of Eighteenth-Century New FranceJuliet Pollard: A Most Remarkable Phenomenon: Growing Up Metis: Fur Traders' Children in the Pacific NorthwestDaniel Williams Harmon: From A journal of voyages and travels in the interiour of North AmericaSuggestions for Further Reading3. Youthful Workers in Resource and Manufacturing Industries, 1841-1923Robert McIntosh: The Boys in the Nova Scotian Coal Mines: 1873-1923Rebecca Priegert Coulter: Between School and Marriage: A Case Study Approach to Young Women's Work in Early Twentieth-Century CanadaFrom Royal Commission on the Relations of Labour and Capital: Father? Master? Boss?Suggestions for Further Reading4. Schools for the Nation, 1850-1923Ian Davey: The Rhythm of Work and the Rhythm of SchoolTheodore Rand: An Argument for Assessment and Free Schools (Nova Scotia)Tim Stanley: White Supremacy, Chinese Schooling, and School Segregation in Victoria: The Case of the Chinese Students' Strike, 1922-23Suggestions for Further Reading5. Defining 'Bad Homes' and Delinquent Children, 1890-1955Peter Gossage: La maratre: Maria-Anne Houde and the Myth of the Wicked Stepmother in QuebecJoan Sangster: Incest, the Sexual Abuse of Children, and the Power of FamilialismEmily Carr: MotherDorothy Chunn: Boys Will Be Men, Girls Will Be Mothers: The Legal Regulation of Childhood in Toronto and VancouverRoderick Haig-Brown: Problems of Modern Life and Young OffendersSuggestions for Further Reading6. Narratives of Childhood: The Instance and Legacy of Residential Schools, 1938-1949Jean Barman: Schooled for Inequality: The Education of British Columbia Aboriginal ChildrenConstance Deiter: From Our Mothers' Arms: Inez Deiter and Ben StonechildSuggestions for Further Reading7. Children's Rights: The Influence of War on Peace, 1940-1960Robbie Waismann (Romek Wajsman): Holocaust War Orphans--A Scrapbook SetReconstruction Politics, the Canadian Welfare State, and the Ambiguity of Children's Rights, 1940-1950The Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1924)The Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959)Suggestions for Further Reading8. Being an Immigrant Child in Late Twentieth-Century Canada, 1970-1985Dionne Brand and Krisantha Sri Bhaggiyadatta: Rivers Have Sources, Trees Have RootsJudy McClard and Naomi Wall: From Come with Us: Children Speak for ThemselvesSuggestions for Further Reading9. 'Let's Talk about Sex: Learning about Sexuality, 1950-1984Mary Louise Adams: Sex at the Board, or Keeping Children from Sexual KnowledgeUnderstanding HomophobiaAbout Coming OutLesbianism: breaking the silenceSuggestions for Further ReadingPermission Credits