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  1. The Barnardo Boys
    Thousands of British 'Home Children' were shipped to Canada as child labourers in a plot right out of Dickens

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Between 1868 and the 1930s, more than 100,000 destitute children in Great Britain were shipped off to Canada. An estimated two-thirds of the Home Children, as they were known, were under the age 14.
  2. Das Capital, Volume 1
    A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1890
    Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, together with its legal, political, religious, artistic, philosophical and ideological manifestations.
  3. Childhood Under Siege
    How Big Business Ruthlessly Targets Children

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    An exploration of the corporate manipulation and exploitation of children and childhood and society's (lack of) response.
  4. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 5 - January 1982 - Children/Enfants

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  5. Free The Children
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    An account of children's rights activist Craig Kielburger's work with and on behalf of exploited child labourers.
  6. Home Children
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    Home Children is a common term used to refer to the child migration scheme founded by Annie MacPherson in 1869, under which more than 100,000 children were sent to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa from the United Kingdom.
    The practice of sending poor or orphaned children to English and later British settler colonies, to help alleviate the shortage of labour, began in 1618, with the rounding-up and transportation of one hundred English vagrant children to the Virginia Colony. In the 18th century labour shortages in the overseas colonies also encouraged the kidnapping of children for work in the Americas, and large numbers of children were forced to migrate, most of them from Scotland.
  7. Laying the Children's Ghosts to Rest
    Canada's Home Children in the West

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    Between 1869 and the early 1930s more than 100,000 children were rounded up from the streets of Britain to be used as labourers in Canadian homes; often little more than slaves. Today there are two million or more descendants of what were derisively known in Canada as 'home children'. Writer and journalist Sean Arthur Joyce was shocked to learn in middle age that he was one of those descendants.
  8. Man's Worldly Goods
    The Story of the Wealth of Nations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines arose when they did, how they originated in the very fabric of social life, and how they were developed, modified, and overthrown when the pattern of that fabric was changed.
  9. The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
  10. Pay Cheques & Picket Lines
    All About Unions in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    A children's book which explains what unions are, how they came to be, and why they exist.
  11. A People's History of the United States
    1492 - Present

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
  12. Product of Mexico: Child Labor
    In Mexico's fields, children toil to harvest crops that make it to American tables

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    About 100,000 children under 14 pick crops for pay at small- and mid-size farms across Mexico, where child labor is illegal. Some of the produce they harvest reaches American consumers, helping to power an export boom.
  13. Sweat and Struggle
    Working Class Struggles In Canada 1789 - 1899

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  14. Working Class Experience
    Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweeping interpretive study of the history of the Canadian working class since 1800.
  15. Working Class Toronto at the Turn of the Century
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  16. World Vision Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization

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