Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 March 2017

272 Pages | Tables, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526108968

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The cruelty man

Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889â1956

First Edition

Sarah-Anne Buckley

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first historical account of incest in Ireland, of desertion and of nurse children. Chapter 1 is a comprehensive history of child welfare from 1838-1952
  • Demonstrates how and why the Irish State continued to institutionalise children after 1922 when other countries had moved away
  • The first complete account of the NSPCC - an organisation that was involved in sending thousands of children to Ireland's industrial schools
  • Uses previously-ignored case files, providing a new and extremely important addition to the narrative

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