Illegitimacy in English Law and Society, 1860-1930

Illegitimacy in English Law and Society, 1860-1930

Author: Ginger S. Frost

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ISBN: 1784992607

Category: Illegitimacy

Page: 297

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This book explores the legal and social consequences of growing up illegitimate in England and Wales. Unlike most other studies of illegitimacy, Frost's book concentrates on the late-Victorian period and the early twentieth century, and takes the child's point of view rather than that of the mother or of 'child-saving' groups. Doing so allows for an extended analysis of criminal and civil cases involving illegitimacy, including less-studied aspects such as affiliation suits, the poor law and war pensions. In addition, the book explores the role of blended, extended and adoptive families, the circulation of children through different homes and institutions, and the prejudices children endured in school, work and home. While showing how the effects of illegitimacy varied both by class and gender, the book highlights the ways in which children showed resilience in surviving the various types of discrimination common in this period. It will appeal to anyone interested in British social history, childhood studies, or legal history.
Illegitimacy in English Law and Society, 1860-1930
Language: en
Pages: 297
Authors: Ginger S. Frost
Categories: Illegitimacy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

This book explores the legal and social consequences of growing up illegitimate in England and Wales. Unlike most other studies of illegitimacy, Frost's book concentrates on the late-Victorian period and the early twentieth century, and takes the child's point of view rather than that of the mother or of 'child-saving'
Illegitimacy in English law and society, 1860–1930
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Ginger Frost
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-01 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

Unlike most other studies of illegitimacy, Frost's book concentrates on the late-Victorian period and the early twentieth century, and takes the child's point of view rather than that of the mother or of 'child-saving' groups.
Law and Society in England 1750-1950
Language: en
Pages: 672
Authors: William Cornish, Stephen Banks, Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell, Rebecca Probert
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-31 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Law and Society in England 1750–1950 is an indispensable text for those wishing to study English legal history and to understand the foundations of the modern British state. In this new updated edition the authors explore the complex relationship between legal and social change. They consider the ways in which
Illegitimacy, Family, and Stigma in England, 1660-1834
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Kate Gibson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-08-04 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Illegitimacy, Family, and Stigma is the first full-length exploration of what it was like to be illegitimate in eighteenth-century England, a period of 'sexual revolution', unprecedented increase in illegitimate births, and intense debate over children's rights to state support. Using the words of illegitimate individuals and their families preserved in
Fathers and Sons in the English Middle Class, c. 1870–1920
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Laura Ugolini
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-01 - Publisher: Routledge

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