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A national crime : the Canadian government and the residential school system, 1879-1986

Author: John S Milloy
Publisher: Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, 1999.
Series: Manitoba studies in native history, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For over 100 years, thousands of Aboriginal children passed through the Canadian residential school system. Begun in the 1870s, it was intended, in the words of government officials, to bring these children into the "circle of civilization." The results, however, were far different. More often, the schools provided an inferior education in an atmosphere of neglect, disease, and often abuse."--BOOK JACKET. ""A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Milloy
ISBN: 0887556469 9780887556463 0887551661 9780887551666 9780887553035 0887553036
OCLC Number: 222466843
Description: xix, 402 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Vision: The Circle of Civilized Conditions. 1. The Tuition of Thomas Moore. 2. The Imperial Heritage, 1830 to 1879. 3. The Founding Vision of Residential School Education, 1879 to 1920 --
pt. 2. Reality: The System at Work, 1879 to 1946. 4. "A National Crime": Building and Managing the System, 1879 to 1946. 5. "The Charge of Manslaughter": Disease and Death, 1879 to 1946. 6. "We Are Going to Tell You How We Are Treated": Food and Clothing, 1879 to 1946. 7. The Parenting Presumption: Neglect and Abuse. 8. Teaching and Learning, 1879 to 1946 --
pt. 3. Integration and Guardianship, 1946 to 1986. 9. Integration for Closure: 1946 to 1986. 10. Persistence: The Struggle for Closure. 11. Northern and Arctic Assimilation. 12. The Failure of Guardianship: Neglect and Abuse, 1946 to 1986. Epilogue: Beyond Closure, 1992 to 1998.
Series Title: Manitoba studies in native history, 11.
Responsibility: John S. Milloy.

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"For over 100 years, thousands of Aboriginal children passed through the Canadian residential school system. Begun in the 1870s, it was intended, in the words of government officials, to bring these children into the "circle of civilization." The results, however, were far different. More often, the schools provided an inferior education in an atmosphere of neglect, disease, and often abuse."--BOOK JACKET. ""A National Crime" shows that the residential system was chronically underfunded and often mismanaged, and it documents in detail how this affected the health, education, and well-being of entire generations of Aboriginal children."--Jacket.

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