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A national crime : the Canadian government and the residential school system, 1879 to 1986 / John S. Milloy ; foreword by Mary Jane Logan McCallum.

Milloy, John S., (author.). McCallum, Mary Jane Logan, 1974- (writer of foreword.).
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Location: Fennell STACKS E96.5 .M56 2017
Barcode: 30731101234999
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9780887557897
  • ISBN: 0887557899
  • Physical Description: xliii, 409 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
  • Edition: [New edition]
  • Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada : University of Manitoba Press, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-396) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Preface to the 1999 Edition -- Acknowledgements, 1997-2017 -- Introduction -- Part 1 - Vision: the circle of civilized conditions -- The tuition of Thomas Moore -- he imperial heritage, 1830-1879 -- The founding vision of residential school education, 1879 to 1920 -- Part 2 - Reality: the system at work, 1879 to 1946 -- "A national crime": building and managing the system, 1879 to 1946 -- "The charge of manslaughter": disease and death, 1879 to 1946 -- "We are going to tell you how we are treated": food and clothing, 1879 to 1946 -- The parenting presumption: neglect and abuse -- Teaching and learning, 1879 to 1946 -- Part 3 - Integration and guardianship, 1946 to 1986 -- Integration for closure: 1946 to 1986 -- Persistence: the struggle for closure -- Northern and arctic assimilation -- The failure of guardianship: neglect and abuse, 1946 to 1986 -- Epilogue: beyond closure, 1992 to 1998.
Summary, etc.:
"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. Using previously unreleased government documents, historian John S. Milloy provides a full picture of the history and reality of the residential school system. He begins by tracing the ideological roots of the system, and follows the paper trail of internal memoranda, reports from field inspectors, and letters of complaint. In the early decades, the system grew without planning or restraint. Despite numerous critical commissions and reports, it persisted into the 1970s, when it transformed itself into a social welfare system without improving conditions for its thousands of wards. A National Crime shows that the residential system was chronically underfunded and often mismanaged, and documents in detail and how this affected the health, education, and well-being of entire generations of Aboriginal children."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Education > Canada > History.
Indigenous peoples > Canada > Social conditions.
Indigenous peoples > Canada > Government relations.
Indigenous peoples, Treatment of > Canada.
Indigenous peoples > Canada > Residential schools > History.
Native peoples > Canada > Residential schools > History.
Native peoples > Education > Canada > History.
Native peoples > Canada > Social conditions.
Native peoples > Canada > Government relations.
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