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Adoption in America : historical perspectives

Author: E Wayne Carp
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Wayne Carp
ISBN: 047203054X 9780472030545
OCLC Number: 57317785
Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : a historical overview of American adoption / E. Wayne Carp --
A good home : indenture and adoption in nineteenth-century orphanages / Susan L. Porter --
Building a nation, building a family : adoption in nineteenth-century American children's literature / Carol J. Singley --
What's love got to do with it? : "adoption" in Victorian and Edwardian England / George K. Behlmer --
A historical comparison of Catholic and Jewish adoption practices in Chicago, 1833-1933 / Paula F. Pfeffer --
Rescue a child and save the nation : the social construction of adoption in the Delineator, 1907-1911 / Julie Berebitsky --
A nation's need for adoption and competing realities : the Washington Children's Home Society, 1895-1915 / Patricia S. Hart --
Adoption agencies and the search for the ideal family, 1918-1965 / Brian Paul Gill --
When in doubt, count : World War II as a watershed in the history of adoption / E. Wayne Carp and Anna Leon-Guerrero --
Adoption stories : autobiographical narrative and the politics of identity / Barbara Melosh.
Responsibility: edited by E. Wayne Carp.

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