A Child for Keeps: The History of Adoption in England, 1918-45 (Hardback)
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A Child for Keeps: The History of Adoption in England, 1918-45 (Hardback)

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Hardback 276 Pages / Published: 11/12/2008
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The history of adoption from 1918-1945, detailing the rise of adoption, the growth of adoption societies and considering the increasing emphasis on secrecy in adoption. Analyses adoption law from legalization in 1926, to regulation and reform in the 1930s, with regulations finally being enforced in 1943 amid concern about casual wartime adoptions.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230517882
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm


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'In writing the first monograph on the history of adoption in England, Keating has opened up a significant new aspect of our understanding of family life in the 20th century for further research' - Reviews in History

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