What Befell the Children

Roy Parker

in Uprooted

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9781847420145
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304142 | DOI:
What Befell the Children

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This chapter considers the plight of immigrant children. It begins by looking at extracts from a selection of children's letters that survived. While we cannot know how representative they are, many do foreshadow what the emigrated children of a later generation have begun to disclose. These letters reveal recurring themes. The most frequent is the search for information, particularly that concerning the whereabouts of mothers (sometimes fathers), brothers, sisters or friends, especially those with whom the children had lived in the Manchester Homes or who had accompanied them on their journey to Canada.

Keywords: child emigration; child immigrants; immigrant children; letters

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