Orphans, Idiots, Lunatics, and Historians: Recent Approaches to the History of Child Welfare in Canada


  • John Bullen


Review of: Patricia T. ROOKE and R.L. SCHNELL. Discarding the Asylum: From Child Rescue to the Welfare State in English-Canada 1800-1950. Lanham: University Press of America, 1983. Pp. xii, 413. Harvey G. SIMMONS. From Asylum to Welfare. Downsview: National Institute on Mental Retardation, 1982. Pp. xv, 263. Andrew JONES and Leonard RUTMAN. In the Children's Aid: J.J. Kelso and Child Welfare in Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981. Pp. ix, 189. Patricia T. ROOKE and R.L. SCHNELL, eds. Studies in Childhood History: A Canadian Perspective. Calgary: Detselig Enterprises Limited, 1982. Pp. 212.




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