The Mary Ellen Wilson Child Abuse Case and the Beginning of Childen's Rights in 19th Century America - PDF free download eBook

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"As recently as 1874, no laws yet existed in the United States for the protection of children. That year, the widely publicized case of Mary Ellen Wilson - a nine-year-old girl who had been a...

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Original Title
The Mary Ellen Wilson Child Abuse Case and the Beginning of Childen's Rights in 19th Century America
ISBN13
9780786420391
Edition Format
Paperback
Number of Pages
247 pages
Book Language
English
Ebook Format
PDF, EPUB

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"As recently as 1874, no laws yet existed in the United States for the protection of children. That year, the widely publicized case of Mary Ellen Wilson - a nine-year-old girl who had been a prisoner in her tenement home, enduring unimaginable cruelty - drew national attention to child abuse and to the notion that children are entitlted to humane treatment. American Socie "As recently as 1874, no laws yet existed in the United States for the protection of children.

That year, the widely publicized case of Mary Ellen Wilson - a nine-year-old girl who had been a prisoner in her tenement home, enduring unimaginable cruelty - drew national attention to child abuse and to the notion that children are entitlted to humane treatment. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) founder Henry Bergh and his attorney, Elbridge T. Gerry, intervened on behalf of the abused little girl".

This examination of the case begins with a look at Mary Ellen Wilson's life and the events surrounding the case. It draws upon, and reproduces, numerous primary sources. Mary Ellen's famous court testimony, queries urging Henry Bergh's ASPCA to continue work on behalf of children, articles describing the courtroom scene, pleas from Mary Ellen's family appealing for her custody and published documentation of the trial itself are all offered here for the first time.

This edition is out of print. Newer editions are titled "Case #1: The Mary Ellen Wilson Files".

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