A Child for Keeps

The History of Adoption in England, 1918-45

Authors: Keating, J.

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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.

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JENNY KEATING has degrees from Sussex University, UK, and Monash University, Australia. She has been a museum curator, teacher, advice worker and journalist, and while living in Australia, worked as a commissioned historian. Since returning to the UK, she has completed a DPhil and is currently researching the history of history-teaching in schools.

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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


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Child for Keeps
Book Subtitle
The History of Adoption in England, 1918-45
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-58284-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230582842
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-51788-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35555-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 276
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