The Little Immigrants
The Orphans Who Came To CanadaBook - 1991
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 they were lonely and frightened youngsters to whom a new life in Canada meant only hardship and abuse.
Publisher: Toronto : General Paperbacks, 1991, c1980.
Characteristics: 271 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 18 cm.