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Author Birk, Megan, 1979- author

Title Fostering on the farm : child placement in the rural Midwest / Megan Birk
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015]
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Contents Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Search for a Home; 1. The Rural Ideal: Constructing a Myth; 2. "Qualify them for the duties of life"; 3. "The hideous consequences"; Illustrations; 4. "The right of the state to interfere is unquestioned"; 5. The Farm, the Federal Government, and the Decline of Placement; Epilogue: "The great drama of childhood"; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Farm life -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century.
Foster children -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century.
Foster home care -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century.
Rural families -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252097297 (electronic bk)
9780252097294 (electronic bk)