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Author Igra, Anna R.

Title Wives without husbands [electronic resource] : marriage, desertion, & welfare in New York, 1900-1935 / Anna R. Igra.

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description viii, 175 p. : ill.
Series Gender & American culture
Gender & American culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-169) and index.
Contents They need not become a burden to the state -- The creation of an antidesertion system in New York -- Ambivalent breadwinners and the public purse -- Bread givers : from desertion to the national desertion bureau -- Desertion and the courts -- Deserted women and social welfare policy -- Epilogue: The legacy of antidesertion reform.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject National Desertion Bureau, New York -- History.
National Desertion Bureau, New York -- Case studies.
Poor women -- New York (State) -- New York.
Women heads of households -- New York (State) -- New York.
Jewish women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Jewish women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Economic conditions.
Absentee fathers -- New York (State) -- New York.
Desertion and non-support -- New York (State) -- New York.
Public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York.
Welfare recipients -- New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780807830703 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807830704 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780807857793 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0807857793 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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