Abandoned Children

Author: Rachel Ginnis Fuchs
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0873957482
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In nineteenth-century France, parents abandoned their children in overwhelming numbers up to 20 percent of live births in the Parisian area. The infants were left at state-run homes and were then transferred to rural wet nurses and foster parents. Their chances of survival were slim, but with alterations in state policy, economic and medical development, and changing attitudes toward children and the family, their chances had significantly improved by the end of the century. Rachel Fuchs has drawn on newly discovered archival sources and previously untapped documents of the Paris foundling home in order to depict the actual conditions of abandoned children and to reveal the bureaucratic and political response. This study traces the evolution of French social policy from early attempts to limit welfare to later efforts to increase social programs and influence family life. Abandoned Children illuminates in detail the family life of nineteenth-century French poor. It shows how French social policy with respect to abandoned children sought to create an economically useful and politically neutral underclass out of a segment of the population that might otherwise have been an economic drain and a potential political threat."

Abandoned Women And Poetic Tradition

Author: Lawrence Lipking
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226484521
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At the heart of poetic tradition is a figure of abandonment, a woman forsaken and out of control. She appears in writings ancient and modern, in the East and the West, in high art and popular culture produced by women and by men. What accounts for her perennial fascination? What is her function—in poems and for writers? Lawrence Lipking suggests many possibilities. In this figure he finds a partial record of women's experience, an instrument for the expression of religious love and yearning, a voice for psychological fears, and, finally, a model for the poet. Abandoned women inspire new ways of reading poems and poetic tradition.


Author: Kera Jung
ISBN: 3961150044
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Abandoned Einen Monat ist es nun her, dass Ashley Hals uber Kopf abgehauen und nach New York gezogen ist, wo sie bei einem sympathischen Arzt als Assistentin unterkommen ist. Das Leben in der Grossstadt ist alles andere als einfach, doch Ash setzt sich durch. Auch wenn sie Nacht fur Nacht die widerlichsten Albtraume plagen und ihr Appartement garantiert keine Luxuswohnung ist. Als sie ihre ehemals beste Freundin Tiffany in einem Brief bittet, ihr per Spedition ihre restlichen Sachen zu schicken, entschliesst diese sich kurzerhand, mit Liam personlich nach New York zu reisen. Ash ist uber deren spontan Besuch absolut nicht erfreut. Sie kann und will nicht vergeben, was die zwei ihr angetan haben. Wenn da nur nicht diese alten Gefuhle waren, die sich nicht unterdrucken lassen, und dem, was sich da zwischen ihr und ihrem Boss Dr. Bennet anbahnt, erfolgreich im Wege stehen. Zweiter Teil der Kurzserie "Wicked Play.""

Abandoned Children

Author: Catherine Panter-Brick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521775558
Size: 20.25 MB
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This book is a collection on abandoned children illustrating the need to contextualise their position in particular cultural situations.


Author: Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742552632
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An account of the establishment and abandonment of the early English colony of Roanoke, in North Carolina.


Author: Victoria F. Peek
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781463413941
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After years of failed pregnancies and disappointments, Dave and Betty s dream of becoming parents had finally come true. Their adoptive daughter Jamie was everything they had been looking for, or so they thought. She seemed to have been made for them. Her physical features, except one, mimicked Dave and Betty s. As she grew, her intelligence, motor skills and vocabulary were all highly advanced. Why and how could this be? They were not the only ones wondering. As the years go by will they get the answers to their questions or will they remain a secret? Will they become entwined in a vast network of government entities? Will Jamie s secrets involve the world, the end of the age itself? Will pre-determined events be changed because of her? Only God knew that answer. All they knew was that she had been abandoned.