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The Resource Endangered children : dependency, neglect, and abuse in American history, LeRoy Ashby

Endangered children : dependency, neglect, and abuse in American history, LeRoy Ashby

Label
Endangered children : dependency, neglect, and abuse in American history
Title
Endangered children
Title remainder
dependency, neglect, and abuse in American history
Statement of responsibility
LeRoy Ashby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Endangered Children traces the history of dependent, neglected, and abused children from the colonial era to the present. LeRoy Ashby poses the question "Who speaks for the children?" He finds that the adults who spoke for children throughout American history did so with specific agendas in mind. The welfare of endangered children has become a salient issue during periods of social crisis. Economic anxiety, concerns about the family, and racial and religious tensions have been played out in the debate about dependent, neglected, and abused children. Ashby explores the issues of adoption, foster care, orphanages, family privacy versus state intervention, discrimination, and federal benefits to the poor through careful social and historical analysis and the presentation of compelling case studies
  • Endangered Children traces the history of dependent, neglected, and abused children from the colonial era to the present. LeRoy Ashby poses the question "Who speaks for the children?" He finds that the adults who spoke for children throughout American history did so with specific agendas in mind. The welfare of endangered children has become a salient issue during periods of social crisis. Economic anxiety, concerns about the family, and racial and religious tensions have been played out in the debate about dependent, neglected, and abused children. Ashby explores the issues of adoption, foster care, orphanages, family privacy versus state intervention, discrimination, and federal benefits to the poor through careful social and historical analysis and the presentation of compelling case studies
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashby, LeRoy
Dewey number
362.7/6/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV881
LC item number
.A78 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's history of American childhood series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abandoned children
  • Orphans
  • Abused children
  • Child welfare
  • Children
  • Abandoned children
  • Orphans
  • Abused children
  • Child welfare
  • Children
Label
Endangered children : dependency, neglect, and abuse in American history, LeRoy Ashby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old solutions, new circumstances, 1607-1800 -- The rise of Antebellum congregate institutions -- "Placing out": orphan trains, foster homes, and adoption -- Discovering cruelty and building more asylums in the late nineteenth century -- Innovation, tradition, and progressive-era "child saving" -- The issues fade, 1920-1960 -- Children's issues as battleground, 1960-1980 -- Continuing battles, tragedies, crisis: the 1980s and 1990s
Control code
35360606
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780805741001
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96036013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Endangered children : dependency, neglect, and abuse in American history, LeRoy Ashby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old solutions, new circumstances, 1607-1800 -- The rise of Antebellum congregate institutions -- "Placing out": orphan trains, foster homes, and adoption -- Discovering cruelty and building more asylums in the late nineteenth century -- Innovation, tradition, and progressive-era "child saving" -- The issues fade, 1920-1960 -- Children's issues as battleground, 1960-1980 -- Continuing battles, tragedies, crisis: the 1980s and 1990s
Control code
35360606
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780805741001
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96036013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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