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Domestic tyranny : the making of American social policy against family violence from colonial times to the present

Author: Elizabeth Hafkin Pleck
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Illinois edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the rise and demise of legal, political, and medical campaigns against domestic violence from colonial times onwards. This book argues that the single most consistent barrier to reform  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hafkin Pleck
ISBN: 0252029127 9780252029127 0252071751 9780252071751
OCLC Number: 170885502
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987. With new introd.
Description: xxxi, 273 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Elizabeth Pleck.

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