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Author Fieldston, Sara, 1983- author

Title Raising the world : child welfare in the American century / Sara Fieldston
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (x, 316 pages)
Contents Prologue: Tales of love and global power -- Manufacturing the citizens of the world -- Reading Dr. Spock in postwar Europe and Japan -- Building international friendship in an orphan age -- Raising little cold warriors -- Forging the free child's armor -- Training the natives of the future -- Challenging the global parent -- Globalizing a happy childhood -- Epilogue: Raising children, uplifting the world
Summary Concerns the post World War II practice of US citizens' "adoption" of a foreign orphan (or child from a poor family) and sending aid and letters to that individual child. Also studies the NGOs that facilitated this practice. Argues that this practice was guided by the most up-to-date contemporary theories of childhood and psychological development, and was also thought to turn the assisted children into good anti-communists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-302) and index
Notes Online resource; title from e-book title screen (EbscoHost platform, viewed May 1, 2015)
Subject Child rearing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Child welfare -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674368096 (alk. paper)
0674425502 (electronic bk.)
9780674368095 (alk. paper)
9780674425507 (electronic bk.)