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Rural Unwed Mothers: An American Experience, 1870-1950
 

Rural Unwed Mothers: An American Experience, 1870-1950 (Hardback)

By Hough, Mazie

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Between 1880 and 1920 there was a sea change in the public response to unwed mothers. What had once been a community issue became a central concern of the new federal Children's Bureau and social work professionals, whilst in urban areas across the country middle class women open...ed more than 150 homes for unwed mothers. Although historians have explored the development of and experiences within these homes they have failed to take into account that a majority of the young women within these homes were from the countryside. Drawing extensively from agency records, newspaper accounts, sociological studies, and court documents Hough explores the experiences of rural white unwed mothers in Maine and Tennessee, as the world that defined and responded to them shifted from an isolated island community to a nation integrated by a consumer culture, an industrial economy, and a professionalized work force.
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ISBN 9781851964000
Released NZ 1 Mar 2010
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Perspectives in Economic and Social History (part: No. 4)
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ISBN-13 9781851964000
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
Released 1 Mar 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Hough, Mazie
Series Perspectives in Economic and Social History (part: No. 4)
Category Social & Cultural History
Birth
Sociology: Family & Relationships
Rural Communities
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 306.874320974109041
Weight 476g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Unmarried mothers - History - 19th century - Maine, Unmarried mothers - History - 19th century - Tennessee, Unmarried mothers - History - 20th century - Maine, Unmarried mothers - History - 20th century - Tennessee
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text College/higher education

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