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Description - A Child for Keeps by Dr. Jenny Keating

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230517882
ISBN-10: 0230517889
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 285
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dr. Jenny Keating

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.