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“Qualify them for the duties of life”

Megan Birk

in Fostering on the Farm: Child Placement in the Rural Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039249
eISBN:
9780252097294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039249.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the child welfare situation in the Midwest, including the transition of care from poor farms to children-only institutions. Beginning in the mid-1870s but increasing ... More


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