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Sinners? Scroungers? Saints? : unmarried motherhood in twentieth-century England

Author: Pat Thane; Tanya Evans
Publisher: Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed exploration of the real lives of unmarried mothers in England through the past century. Argues that the 'permissive' sixties were largely a revolt against the secrecy and hypocrisy that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Thane; Tanya Evans
ISBN: 9780199578504 0199578508
OCLC Number: 809634658
Description: 223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Secrets and Lies: Being and Becoming an Unmarried Mother in Early Twentieth-Century England ; 2. Between the Wars ; 3. The Second World War: Another Moral Panic ; 4. Unmarried Motherhood in 'Family Britain': Challenging Bowlby ; 5. Unmarried Mothers in the Welfare State ; 6. The Permissive Society? Unmarried Motherhood in the 1960s ; 7. A Finer Future? ; 8. The Struggle Continues : 1980s-90s ; 9. Into the Twenty-First Century: Progress ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Pat Thane and Tanya Evans.

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Pat Thane and Tanya Evans have done a fine job in bringing together a huge range of research and synthesising it into a very readable volume. * Sue Bruley, Cercles * Pat Thane and Tanya Evans use a Read more...

 
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