Of course, they were only black people: colonial government and child welfare in Jamaica

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JournalJournal of social history
DateIn preparation - 2013
Original languageEnglish


This article examines the attitude of the Jamaican government towards child welfare from the late 19th century to the late 1930s. It is particularly concerned with government spending on child welfare and its support for voluntary providers of childwelfare and also examines its attitudes towards demands made for childwelfare by black politicians at both the national and local level.


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