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Heroes of their own lives : the politics and history of family violence : Boston, 1880-1960

Author: Linda Gordon
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon, Linda.
Heroes of their own lives.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1988
(OCoLC)651771895
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Gordon
ISBN: 0670819093 9780670819096
OCLC Number: 16754883
Awards: American Historical Association Joan Kelly Memorial Prize, 1988.
Description: xiv, 383 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"The cruelty": child protection, 1880-1910 --
The progressive-era transformation of child protection, 1900-1920 --
Single mothers and the contradictions of child-protection policy --
"So much for the children now, so little before": child neglect and parental responsibility --
"Only to bring my children up good": child abuse and social change --
"Be careful about father": incest, girls' resistance, and the construction of femininity --
"The powers of the weak": wife-beating and battered women's resistance --
Conclusion: social control and the "powers of the weak."
Responsibility: Linda Gordon.

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