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

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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 ...more
Paperback, 247 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by McFarland & Company
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Bill Sleeman

Case #1: The Mary Wilson Files explores the background and legal challenges surrounding the formation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Society’s seminal case – the rescue of Mary Ellen Wilson. This work suffers from a distracting amount of ‘spell check errors’ that a better editing effort would have caught. This is a very basic introduction to the history of the Society that would have benefited from a more critical view of the history, the era and most

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Lots of great primary resources, but there was a lot of repetition. It might have been better if the author used some of these resources, and filled in the space with other types of resources or more of their own words?

I'm glad Mary Ellen grew up to have a happy life. So many others were and are much less fortunate.
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