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Considers the mother-blaming theories of psychological and medical "experts," bad mothers in the popular media, the scapegoating of mothers in politics, and the punitive approach to "bad" mothers by social service and legal authorities
Molly Ladd-Taylor is Associate Professor of History at York University in Ontario and author of Mother-Work: Women, Child Welfare and the State, 1890-1930. Lauri Umansky is Professor of History at Suffolk University and is the author of The New Disability History: American Perspectives and "Bad Mother: The Politics of Blame in the Twentieth Century America.
" ... a powerful volume of finely written essays." Journal of Social History