Prosecuting vice; etc. : Emma Stirling's work for children, youth and young women, 1894-95

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dc.contributor.advisor Twohig, Peter
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Anderson, Julielynne Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:13Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.other FC2323.1 S75 A53 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22511
dc.description 139 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 133-139).
dc.description.abstract Emma Maitland Stirling, if she is known at all in Nova Scotia, is known for her child migration work in the province between 1886 and 1895. Yet, her last years here have not been fully explored and her work with the Maritime Woman's Christian Temperance Union has been completely overlooked. Emma Stirling's efforts with the WCTU were about combating the possibility of moral decay in Nova Scotia society. Particularly important at times, was combating this apparent moral decay in the young of the world. In 1895 this work with the WCTU would converge for Stirling with her child migration work. The Parker and Miller abortion trial, Stirling's last engagement in Nova Scotia, must be re-envisioned as an extension of Stirling's WCTU work. By defending Grace Fagan, a grown child migrant, Stirling believed she was defending all the young of Nova Scotia society, local or transplanted, from moral degradation.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc FC2323.1.S75
dc.subject.lcsh E. M. S. (Emma M. Stirling)
dc.subject.lcsh Woman's Christian Temperance Union
dc.subject.lcsh Trials (Abortion) -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Young women -- Nova Scotia -- History -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Nova Scotia -- History -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh Nova Scotia -- Moral conditions -- History -- 19th century
dc.title Prosecuting vice; etc. : Emma Stirling's work for children, youth and young women, 1894-95
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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