The treatment of Halifax's poor house dead during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

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dc.contributor.advisor Twohig, Peter
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Simpson, Cynthia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-23T18:31:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-23T18:31:32Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other FC2346.4 S56 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/23799
dc.description v, 143 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 134-143).
dc.description.abstract Suggesting a cold, lonely death, the above verse begs the question of whether or not care and respect were bestowed upon a deceased poor house inmate by their caretakers. Upon their death, fortunate inmates were collected by their kin; for those less fortunate, their remains were entrusted into the hands of the poor house management, whose mortuary practices ranged from terse and impassive to respectful of one's final wishes. Based primarily on archival material, this thesis will examine how the dead of Halifax's poor houses were handled during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Placed in context, the research suggests adequate treatment of poor house inmates by those individuals responsible for their care, given the resources and facilities at their disposal. By detailing the mortuary treatment given to the poor house inmates, attention is offered to a segment of Nova Scotia's population frequently overlooked, now and in the past. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc FC2346.4
dc.subject.lcsh Poor -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Burial -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Death -- Social aspects -- Nova Scotia -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Halifax (N.S.) -- History -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh Halifax (N.S.) -- History -- 20th century
dc.title The treatment of Halifax's poor house dead during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
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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