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Maternal justice : Miriam Van Waters and the female reform tradition

Author: Estelle B Freedman
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In her extraordinary career as a prison reformer, Miriam Van Waters worked tirelessly to champion the cause of socially disadvantaged and delinquent women. Yet, it was her sensational battle to retain the superintendency of the Massachusetts Reformatory for Women in 1949 that made her a national cause celebre, triumphantly defending herself against an array of political and ideological enemies. In this compelling
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Miriam Van Waters; Miriam Van Waters; Miriam Van Waters
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Estelle B Freedman
ISBN: 0226261492 9780226261492 0226261506 9780226261508
OCLC Number: 33664549
Awards: Western Association of Women Historians Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize, 1997.
Description: xvii, 458 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue Part I: 1887-1917 1. The Family Legacy 2. An Educated Woman 3. A Graduate Degree in Life 4. A New Career Part II: 1917-1932 5. Surrogate Mother 6. A Colony of Reformers 7. In Conflict 8. In Love with a Child 9. Most Precious Possession Part III: 1932-1949 10. Building the Framingham Symphony 11. Mother of Us All 12. Guardian Angel 13. Storm Center in Framingham 14. The Van Waters Case 15. In the Matter of the Removal of Dr. Miriam Van Waters Part IV: 1949-1974 16. End of an Era 17. Lifeline Epilogue: The Superintendent's House Notes Index
Responsibility: Estelle B. Freedman.
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