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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 in the early 20th century to a culturally accepted social need for ordinary families - and a potential responsibility of government - by the 1950s.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rose, Elizabeth R.
Mother's job.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 97052021
(OCoLC)38120666
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth R Rose
ISBN: 9780195354898 0195354893 1602561672 9781602561670 9780195111125 0195111125 1280453443 9781280453441 019518596X 9780195185966
OCLC Number: 57589760
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 275 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Note on Case Records; Introduction; 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; 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; Conclusion; Appendix; Archival Sources; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Rose.

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