The Girls Who Went Away

The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade Ann Fessler. such as Italian Americans, German Americans, Irish Americans, and American Jews began to be thought of as simply white.24 ...

The Girls Who Went Away

“A remarkably well-researched and accomplished book.” —The New York Times Book Review “A wrenching, riveting book.” —Chicago Tribune In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.

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The Girls Who Went Away
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Ann Fessler
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-26 - Publisher: Penguin

“A remarkably well-researched and accomplished book.” —The New York Times Book Review “A wrenching, riveting book.” —Chicago Tribune In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children
Regulating Desire
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: J. Shoshanna Ehrlich
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-30 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Examines the organized efforts to reshape the law relating to young women’s sexuality in the United States. Starting with the mid-nineteenth-century campaign by the American Female Moral Reform Society to criminalize seduction and moving forward to the late twentieth-century conservative effort to codify a national abstinence-only education policy, Regulating Desire
Pop Goes the Decade: The Fifties
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Ralph G. Giordano
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-05 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Covering significant historical and cultural moments, public figures and celebrities, art and entertainment, and technology that influenced life during the decade, this book documents the 1950s through the lens of popular culture. • Presents a balanced perspective on the decade that debunks the popular myth that the 1950s was uniformly
The Girl in the Letter: The most gripping, heartwrenching page-turner of the year
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Emily Gunnis
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

* THE MIDWIFE'S SECRET, THE BRAND NEW NOVEL FROM EMILY GUNNIS, IS AVAILABLE NOW * 'A great book, truly hard to put down. Fast paced, brilliantly plotted and desperately sad at times - all hallmarks of a bestseller' Lesley Pearse on The Girl in the Letter 'I was gripped by
What Went Away
Language: en
Pages: 297
Authors: Ann Stewart-Porter
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-01 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

If you have ever asked God Why? or if you have ever thought God made a mistake, maybe this is your book. If you are feeling wounded and shuttled between life abundant and life abandoned, then maybe What Went Away is written for you. Our children die. Our dreams shatter.