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Misconceptions : unmarried motherhood and the Ontario Children of Unmarried Parents Act, 1921 to 1969

Author: Anne Lorene Chambers; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
Publisher: Toronto : Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Misconceptions argues that child welfare measures which simultaneously seek to rescue children and punish errant women will not, and cannot, succeed in alleviating child or maternal poverty.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chambers, Anne Lorene, 1965-
Misconceptions.
Toronto : Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608497547
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Lorene Chambers; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
ISBN: 9780802044631 0802044638 9780802082466 0802082467
OCLC Number: 126084223
Awards: Winner of Alison Prentice Award - Ontario Historical Society 2008 (Canada)
Description: xi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. 'Such a program of legislation': illegitimacy and law reform --
2. 'Doubtful of her veracity': procedures and judgment under the Children of Unmarried Parents Act --
3. 'I did not bring this child into the world by myself': stories of unwed pregnancy --
4. 'Best for our babies': the adoption mandate --
5. 'Haunted by bills': lone motherhood and poverty --
6. 'Known as Mrs S': cohabitation and the Children of Unmarried Parents Act.
Responsibility: Lori Chambers.

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