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Raising Government ChildrenA History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State$
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Catherine E. Rymph

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469635644

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Raising Government Children
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Catherine E. Rymph

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.003.0001

The introduction describes aspects of the state of foster care today, noting that child welfare professionals in the early twentieth century had been optimistic that they could create a much better system than what has emerged. The introduction also surveys relevant work by historians that has addressed the history of inequality in the welfare state and the history of adoption, remarking that foster care is significant to both subjects but has not been systematically studied by historians.

Keywords:   foster care, child welfare services, inequality in the welfare state, adoption history

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