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Description - Strangers and Kin by Barbara Melosh

Strangers and Kin is the history of adoption, a quintessentially American institution in its buoyant optimism, generous spirit, and confidence in social engineering. It says much about the American experience of family across the 20th Century and our shifting notions of kinship and assimilation. Above all, it speaks of real people striving to make families out of strangers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674019539
ISBN-10: 0674019539
Format: Paperback
(225mm x 146mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Barbara Melosh

Barbara Melosh is Professor of English and History at George Mason University.

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