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Author Frost, Ginger Suzanne, 1962-

Title Illegitimacy in English law and society, 1860-1930 / Ginger S. Frost.

Publication Info. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Notes; 1 'Strangers in the blood': custody, inheritance, and taxation; Legitimacy declaration suits; Estates and wills; Estates of illegitimates; Custody and guardianship; Including illegitimate children: the twentieth century; Conclusion; Notes; 2 'The workhouse or death': maternal crimes and illegitimacy; Background and statistics; Secrecy and shame; Provision and poverty; Crime and punishment; Insanity defences; Victim or perpetrator?; Conclusion; Notes.
3 Part of the family? Non-maternal carers in the criminal courtsIllegitimacy and fatherhood in the court; Poverty; Secrecy; Fragile patriarchs; Irregular and blended families; Fictive kin: nurses, foster parents, adoption; Criminal baby farming; Middle-class crimes; Conclusion; Notes; 4 Courts of last resort: affiliation and the poor law; Affiliation cases; Private agreements; Illegitimacy and the poor law; Finding fathers; Extending the family; Fostering, adoption, and extended kin; Guardians v. family; Conclusion; Notes; 5 Simple acts of justice: illegitimacy and law reform; Bastardy laws.
Legitimation billsAftermath of the Legitimacy Act; Conclusion; Notes; 6 Love and loss: family and illegitimacy; Cohabiting families; Class and cohabitation; Living with maternal kin; Instabilities; Mothers and stepfathers; Living with illegitimacy; Conclusion; Notes; 7 'Passed from hand to hand': child circulation; Movement between kin; Fostering; Adoption; Results; Mothers and children: reclaiming the lost?; Conclusion; Notes; 8 'Bad blood'? Social discrimination; 'Bastard' children; Poverty; Names and identities; The 'blank space'; School stories; Finding employment; Marriage and family.
ConclusionNotes; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Primary sources; Manuscript collections; Other manuscript collections; Newspapers; Legal case books; Government documents; Articles and books; Secondary sources; Articles; Books; Theses, dissertations, and unpublished papers; Index.
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Subject Illegitimate children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Illegitimate children -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Chronological Term 19th century
Subject Illegitimate children.
Illegitimate children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 20th century
Subject Illegitimate children -- England -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Social conditions.
Illegitimate children -- England -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Frost, Ginger Suzanne, 1962- Illegitimacy in English law and society, 1860-1930. Manchester [England] : Manchester University Press, 2016 (DLC) 2016296566
ISBN 1784997447 (electronic book)
9781784997441 (electronic book)