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Author Mason, Mary Ann.

Title From father's property to children's rights : the history of child custody in the United States / Mary Ann Mason.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, c1994.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  KF547 .M37 1994    Available  ---
Description xvi, 237 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference (p. [195]-223) and index.
Contents 1. Fathers/masters: children/servants: child custody in the colonial era -- 2. From fathers' rights to mothers' love: the transformation of child custody law in the first century of the new republic, 1790-1890 -- 3. The State as superparent: the progressive era, 1890-1920 -- 4. In the best interest of the child? 1960-1990 -- 5. The ascendancy of the social sciences.
Subject Custody of children -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0231080468 (acid-free paper)