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Author Stanley, Elizabeth, 1972- author.

Title The road to hell : state violence against children in postwar New Zealand / Elizabeth Stanley.

Publication Info. Auckland : Auckland University Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource
Note National Library of New Zealand Cataloguing in Publication (CiP) record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This book tells the story of 105 New Zealanders who experienced this mass institutionalisation. Informed by thousands of pages of Child Welfare accounts, letters, health reports, legal statements as well as interviews, Stanley tells the children's story: growing up in homes characterised by violence and neglect; removal into the State's 'care' network; daily life in the institutions; violence and punishment; and the legacy of this treatment for victims today. The state masqueraded as a good parent, but its violence and negligence made things worse for children. This book is a moving account of the experiences of those placed into state care, and a powerful call for redress and change"--Publisher information.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Children -- Institutional care -- New Zealand -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781775588825 (electronic bk.)
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