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Demanding child care : women's activism and the politics of welfare, 1940-71

Author: Natalie Marie Fousekis
Publisher: Urbana, Chicago and Springfield : University of Illinois Press, ©2011.
Series: Women in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revealing study of early child care political action and advocates in California

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Marie Fousekis
ISBN: 9780252036255 0252036255
OCLC Number: 704557120
Description: xiv, 245 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Californians secure wartime child care --
Postwar hopes: the fight for permanent child care, 1945-47 --
Child care "is a state problem": working mothers and educators take action, 1947-51 --
"We need to stand together": Theresa Mahler, Mary Young, and the coalition's victory in the 1950s --
"We do not consider ourselves welfare cases": education-based child care and low-income working families, 1958-65 --
A different kind of welfare state: California's child care coalition in the age of protest, 1966-71.
Series Title: Women in American history.
Responsibility: Natalie M. Fousekis.

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"A lively story of an enlightened service to working women . . . . a contribution to the history of child care; the history of American women."--American Historical Review "Fousekis unearths an Read more...

 
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