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The Delineator's Prize $3,000 Houses

The Delineator's Prize $3,000 Houses

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ISBN: PRNC:32101059234557

Category: Architecture, Domestic

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Presents submissions of the 10 invited American architects: Frank Choteau Brown, George W. Maher, Claude Fayette Bragdon, Lawrence Boyd, Louis Mullgardt, John Calvin Stevens, William E. Fisher, George F. Harvey Jr., George W. Bullard, William G. Massarene.

Adoption in America

Adoption in America

Author: E. Wayne Carp

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472024636

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

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"Includes research on adoption documents rarely open to historians . . . an important addition to the literature on adoption. Highly Recommended." ---Choice "Sheds new light on the roots of this complex and fascinating institution." ---Library Journal "Well-written and accessible . . . showcases the wide-ranging scholarship underway on the history of adoption." ---Adoptive Families "[T]his volume is a significant contribution to the literature and can serve as a catalyst for further research." ---Social Service Review Adoption affects an estimated 60 percent of Americans, but despite its pervasiveness, this social institution has been little examined and poorly understood. Adoption in America gathers essays on the history of adoptions and orphanages in the United States. Offering provocative interpretations of a variety of issues, including antebellum adoption and orphanages; changing conceptions of adoption in late-nineteenth-century novels; Progressive Era reform and adoptive mothers; the politics of "matching" adoptive parents with children; the radical effect of World War II on adoption practices; religion and the reform of adoption; and the construction of birth mother and adoptee identities, the essays in Adoption in America will be debated for many years to come.

The American New Woman Revisited

The American New Woman Revisited

Author: Martha H. Patterson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813542966

Category: History

Page: 360

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In North America between 1894 and 1930, the rise of the "New Woman" sparked controversy on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world. As she demanded a public voice as well as private fulfillment through work, education, and politics, American journalists debated and defined her. Who was she and where did she come from? Was she to be celebrated as the agent of progress or reviled as a traitor to the traditional family? Over time, the dominant version of the American New Woman became typified as white, educated, and middle class: the suffragist, progressive reformer, and bloomer-wearing bicyclist. By the 1920s, the jazz-dancing flapper epitomized her. Yet she also had many other faces. Bringing together a diverse range of essays from the periodical press of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Martha H. Patterson shows how the New Woman differed according to region, class, politics, race, ethnicity, and historical circumstance. In addition to the New Woman's prevailing incarnations, she appears here as a gun-wielding heroine, imperialist symbol, assimilationist icon, entrepreneur, socialist, anarchist, thief, vamp, and eugenicist. Together, these readings redefine our understanding of the New Woman and her cultural impact.

Like Our Very Own

Like Our Very Own

Author: Julie Berebitsky

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ISBN: 0700610510

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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"A fascinating chapter in American social and cultural history, Like Our Very Own offers compelling evidence of the role that adoption has played in our evolving efforts to define the meaning and nature of both motherhood and family."--BOOK JACKET.

Outlook

Outlook

Author: Alfred Emanuel Smith

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924066372164

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