Illegitimacy in Britain, 1700-1920

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A. Levene, S. Williams, T. Nutt
Palgrave Macmillan UK, Aug 10, 2005 - Business & Economics - 249 pages
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This book provides a lively consideration of historical illegitimacy from a variety of methodological approaches and geographical standpoints. It subjects commonly-accepted themes to rigorous investigation, and draws out new conclusions on the mobility, strategies, and experiences of parents of illegitimate children. Paternity is given a novel spotlight, as is the survivorship of illegitimate infants. The authors engage with themes from historical demography, and social, cultural, medical, and gender history, giving the book wide appeal.

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JOHN BLACK Research Fellow, University of Newcastle, UK ANDREW BLAIKIE Professor of Historical Sociology, University of Aberdeen, UK ROS DAVIES Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, UK TANYA EVANS Research Fellow, Centre for Contemporary British History, University of London, UK EILIDH GARRETT Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, UK PAUL GRAY Researcher LIAM KENNEDY Professor of Economic and Social History, Queen's University, Belfast, UK STEVEN KING Professor in Early Modern History, Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Health, Medicine and Society, Oxford Brookes University, UK ALICE REID Research Associate, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, UK

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