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Endangered Children: Dependency, Neglect, and Abuse in American History
     

Endangered Children: Dependency, Neglect, and Abuse in American History

by Leroy Ashby
 
History of American Childhood Series Series Editor: Joseph M. Hawes and N. Ray Hiner CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book of 1997 This series examines the history of American children from colonial times to the present. It includes chronological volumes which survey the experience of children over specific historical periods, and topical volumes. Each volume

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History of American Childhood Series Series Editor: Joseph M. Hawes and N. Ray Hiner CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book of 1997 This series examines the history of American children from colonial times to the present. It includes chronological volumes which survey the experience of children over specific historical periods, and topical volumes. Each volume features: illustrations, chronology of key events, and suggestions for further reading. Ashby has produced an outstanding work on the history of child dependency, neglect, and abuse. With the publication of this masterful synthesis, scholars and the general public will no longer have to rely on outdated [books] . . . All libraries. CHOICE

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Tracing "who speaks for the children?" from US colonial times to the present, Ashby (Washington State U.) demonstrates though case studies and interdisciplinary analyses the complex agendas that inform the best-intentioned child welfare reform efforts. Like earlier reformers, their 20th century counterparts confront the highly politicized issues of the role of diverse private values and government regulations in the arenas of adoption, custody battles, discrimination, dysfunctional families (though the index does not contain the term), and welfare reform; they also propose old solutions in new circumstances: e.g. Newt Gingrich's extolling of orphanages. A chronology lists landmarks in this wrenching history. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780805741001
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Twayne's History of American Childhood Series
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.83(d)

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