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Madeleine McCann – A Lesson From History And Gypsies

by | 20th, June 2007

IN the US, the talk is of the chidl’s right to roam and overprotective parents.

And this caught my eye :

Yesterday our daily history section mentioned the 1892 case of Mamie Schwartz, a five-year-old St.Paul girl kidnapped in June of 1892. I said I’d check the Strib’s archives papers to see how the story was covered – it was supposedly sensational enough to grip the public mind for months, and you wonder how they handled these matters in the days before Amber Alerts. The following may surprise you – but remember that papers were different then: dense, wordy, mostly unillustrated, with a few ads for scrofula cures and painless lobotomies punctuating endless expanses of dry tiny type.

No big headlines. No finger poiting. Less anxiety and talk of “every parent’s worst nightmare” a nightmare

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