Mothers’ Pensions in Chicago, 1911-1931

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Part of the Major Problems in American History series, this text for courses in family history or history of childhood balances its discussion of marriage and gender relations with coverage on children and childhood. Offering a thorough treatment of race, ethnicity, and class from colonial times to the present, this edition grants sustained attention to Native Americans and Latinos. Relating history to larger political events, the text narrative balances coverage of public policy toward families with coverage of the experiences of family life.


Children; Ethnic relations; Ethnicity; Families; Hispanic Americans; History; Indians of North America; Marriage; Race relations; Sex role; Social classes


Ethnic Studies | Family, Life Course, and Society | Gender and Sexuality | History | Indigenous Studies | Latina/o Studies | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | United States History


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