The Little Immigrants: The Orphans Who Came to Canada


By Kenneth Bagnell
Published by Dundurn Press, 2001
6 x 9 inches, 235 pages, soft cover

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The Little Immigrants is a tale of compassion and courage and a vivid account of a deep and moving part of Canadian heritage. In the early years after Confederation, the rising nation needed workers that could take advantage of the abundant resources. Until the time of the Depression, 100,000 impoverished children from the British Isles were sent overseas by well-meaning philanthropists to solve the colony’s farm-labour shortage. They were known as the “home children” and are the ancestors of thousands of Canadians today. This is a revised edition of Bagnell’s landmark book.

Note: This copy (our last) has a slight crease on the front cover. The rest of the book is undamaged.

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Weight .45 kg
Dimensions 6 × 9 × .7 in