@tuambabies: A Critical Look at the Tuam Children’s Home scandal

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Lulu Enterprises Incorporated, Feb 5, 2015 - History - 52 pages

 In the summer of 2014 a scandal arose in relation to the Tuam Children's Home in Galway in Ireland. It was alleged that the nuns who looked after children there from 1925-61 had maltreated them. This short book casts a critical eye on the local history methodology underpinning the scandal. It examines in detail: the mapping used; the statistical traps overlooked; the likelihood that the grave found was actually from Famine times; and finally the question of anti-clerical bias in historical research. This book also contains a valuable foreword by Fr Paul Churchill which explains a lot of what former residents remember about the Home.

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