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The Girls Who Went Away

The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade
Fessler, Ann (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Girls Who Went Away

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Authors: Fessler, Ann
Statement of Responsibility: Ann Fessler
Title: The girls who went away
the hidden history of women who surrendered children for adoption in the decades before Roe v. Wade
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, c2006
Characteristics: 354 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Adoption United States Psychological aspects Birthmothers United States
Topical Term: Adoption
LCCN: 2005058179
ISBN: 9781594200946
Branch Call Number: 362.8298 F
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Aug 03, 2012
  • missmellie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book opened my eyes to the way that women in the fifties and sixties were treated. I am a young feminist, and I think it is very important for me to understand what my sisters have gone through. It is largely an ethnography of this group of women who were forced to give up their babies for adoption. The book is composed almost entirely of their stories. It is a sad read, but it was well worth my time.


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