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

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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 the problem, she chronicles the changing visibility of family violence.

Heroes of Their Own Lives: The Politics and History of Family Violence--Boston, 1880-1960 2002, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252070792

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