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The Resource Adoption in America : historical perspectives, edited by E. Wayne Carp, (electronic resource)

Adoption in America : historical perspectives, edited by E. Wayne Carp, (electronic resource)

Label
Adoption in America : historical perspectives
Title
Adoption in America
Title remainder
historical perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by E. Wayne Carp
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
LC call number
HV875.55
LC item number
.A3642 2002eb
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Carp, E. Wayne
  • ebrary, Inc
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  • Adoption
  • Adoptees
Summary expansion
"Includes research on adoption documents rarely open to historians . an important addition to the literature on adoption. Highly Recommended." --- Choice "Sheds new light on the roots of this complex and fascinating institution." --- Library Journal "Well-written and accessible . showcases the wide-ranging scholarship underway on the history of adoption." --- Adoptive Families "[T]his volume is a significant contribution to the literature and can serve as a catalyst for further research." --- Social Service Review Adoption affects an estimated 60 percent of Americans, but despite its pervasiveness, this social institution has been little examined and poorly understood. Adoption in America gathers essays on the history of adoptions and orphanages in the United States. Offering provocative interpretations of a variety of issues, including antebellum adoption and orphanages; changing conceptions of adoption in late-nineteenth-century novels; Progressive Era reform and adoptive mothers; the politics of "matching" adoptive parents with children; the radical effect of World War II on adoption practices; religion and the reform of adoption; and the construction of birth mother and adoptee identities, the essays in Adoption in America will be debated for many years to come
Label
Adoption in America : historical perspectives, edited by E. Wayne Carp, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000333923
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unknown
Isbn
9780472030545
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000333923
Label
Adoption in America : historical perspectives, edited by E. Wayne Carp, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000333923
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780472030545
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000333923

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