Heroes of Their Own Lives: The Politics and History of Family Violence--Boston, 1880-1960 by Linda Gordon

Heroes of Their Own Lives: The Politics and History of Family Violence--Boston, 1880-1960

Linda Gordon

nonfiction history challenging informative reflective slow-paced

416 pages | first published 1988

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In this powerful and moving history of family violence, historian Linda Gordon traces policies on child abuse and neglect, wife-beating, and incest from 1880 to 1960. Drawing on hundreds of case records from social agencies devoted to dealing with...
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