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Author Adams, Christine, 1962-

Title Poverty, charity, and motherhood : maternal societies in nineteenth-century France / Christine Adams
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 251 pages)
Contents Introduction: maternal societies in the nineteenth century -- "Moses saved from the waters" : the origins of the Society for Maternal Charity -- "A grand and official institution" : the Society for Maternal Charity under Napoleon -- Modeling maternal behavior: relations between the dames visiteuses and the pauvres mères indigentes -- In the public interest: charitable associations and public-utility status -- "Seconding the views of the government" : maternal societies and the state -- Epilogue: toward a welfare state
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Child welfare -- France -- History.
Children -- Services for -- France -- History.
Mothers -- Services for -- France -- History.
Poor -- Services for -- France -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252090012 (electronic bk.)
9780252090011 (electronic bk.)