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Author Rymph, Catherine E., author
Title Raising government children [ebook] : a history of foster care and the American welfare state / Catherine E. Rymph
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2018
Descript 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Content text
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Media computer
Carrier online resource
Note Previously issued in print: 2017
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary Tracing the evolution of the modern American foster care system from its inception in the 1930s through the 1970s, Catherine Rymph argues that deeply gendered, domestic ideals, implicit assumptions about the relative value of poor children, and the complex public/private nature of American welfare provision fuelled the cultural resistance to funding maternal and parental care
Audience Specialized
Contents Into the family life of strangers : the origins of foster family care -- The New Deal, family security, and the emergence of a public child welfare system -- Helping America's orphans of war -- Providing love and care : foster parents as parents -- The hard-to-place child : family pathology, race, and poverty -- Compensated motherhood and the state : foster parents as workers -- Poverty, punishment, and public assistance : reorienting foster family care
Subject Foster home care -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Foster home care -- Government policy -- United States
Foster parents -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Public welfare -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Foster home care.
Foster home care -- Government policy.
Foster parents.
Public welfare.
United States.
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ISBN 9781469635651

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