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The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Sarah-Anne Buckley


The Cruelty Man represents the first comprehensive account of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in Ireland, from its foundations in 1889, to the passing of responsibilities to the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) in 1956. In both Britain and Ireland, the NSPCC was at the forefront of the child protection movement, yet the history of the Society in Ireland has not been fully addressed. This book aims to fill this vacuum. It provides a study of the Society, while also utilising it as a vehicle to examine the treatment of poverty ... More

Keywords: Child welfare Ireland, Childhood Ireland, NSPCC Ireland, industrial schools Ireland, Child abuse Ireland, Social work historical Ireland, poverty and nineteenth-century Ireland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719087660
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah-Anne Buckley, author