Cadets, Curfews, and Compulsory Schooling: Mobilizing Anglophone Children in WWII Montreal

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Title
Cadets, Curfews, and Compulsory Schooling: Mobilizing Anglophone Children in WWII Montreal
Abstract
An examination of the measures undertaken by the state for the mobilization and discipline of children during the Second World War in Montreal. The social policy measures were fuelled by images of absent fathers, working mothers and latch-key children, combined with the dramatically rising juvenile delinquency rate. Legislation mandating compulsory schooling and a curfew for juveniles permitted the state and its agencies to train and constrain children and youths at a moment when parental guidance and surveillance were ostensibly at their lowest. The authors examine how Protestant schools directed coercive strategies and protective measures at school-age youths in an exaggerated effort to create good children and patriotic citizens.
Publication
Histoire sociale/Social History
Volume
Vol. 38
Issue
no. 76
Pages
367-398
Date
November 2005
Language
en
Citation
Myers, Tamara, and Mary Anne Poutanen. “Cadets, Curfews, and Compulsory Schooling: Mobilizing Anglophone Children in WWII Montreal.” Histoire sociale/Social History Vol. 38, no. 76 (November 2005): 367–398.
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