Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2015

240 Pages | 17 Illustrations, black & white, 14 Tables, black & white, 5 Line drawings, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719088841

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The Protestant Orphan Society and Its Social Significance in Ireland 1828-1940

Cooper June

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Examines over a century of the pioneering work carried out by an under-documented yet eminently significant Irish Protestant charity
  • In-depth case history analysis is used to draw attention to the experiences and perspectives of widows, and children while boarded out and apprenticed
  • Adds considerably to existing accounts of the origins of 'modern boarding out' and the development of social services in Ireland
  • Throws new light on Protestant approaches to child welfare in the nineteenth and twentieth century
  • It provides important insights into the social composition of the Church of Ireland in the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century

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