Tramps, Unfit Mothers, and Neglected Children

"Deeply researched and beautifully crafted, this book is an original contribution to the history of American reform, family, and working-class culture."—Barbara Melosh, George Mason University

Tramps, Unfit Mothers, and Neglected Children
Negotiating the Family in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia

Sherri Broder

2002 | 272 pages | Cloth $45.00
American History | History | Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 "Tramps, Fallen Women, and Neglected Children": Political Culture and the Urban Poor in the Late Nineteenth Century		
2 Informing the "Cruelty": Laboring Communities and Reform Intervention
3 Dens of Inequities: Laboring Families and Reform Intervention
4 Illegitimate Mothers, Redemptive Maternity
5 Murderous Mothers and Mercenary Baby Farmers?
Conclusion

Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments