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A mother's job : the history of day care, 1890-1960

Author: Elizabeth R Rose
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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How did day care change from a charity for poor single mothers at the turn of the century into a recognized need of ordinary families by 1960? This book traces that transformation, telling the story of day care from the changing perspectives of the families who used it and the philanthropists and social workers who administered it. We see day care through the eyes of the immigrants, whites, and blacks who relied  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth R Rose
ISBN: 0195111125 9780195111125
OCLC Number: 38120666
Description: xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Establishing Day Care, 1890-1930. 1. "Foster Mothers": Creating Day Nurseries. 2. Using Day Nurseries. 3. Deserving Mothers: Day Care as Welfare. 4. Day Care as Education: The Emergence of the Nursery School --
pt. II. Transforming Day Care, 1930-1960. 5. Day Care and Depression. 6. Battling for Mothers' Labor: Day Care During World War II. 7. From Charity to Legitimate Need: The Postwar Years.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Rose.
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Using Philadelphia as a case study, this title explores the history of day care from the perspective of families who used it, tracing day care's transformation from a charity for poor single mothers  Read more...

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