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Misconceptions: Unmarried Motherhood and the Ontario Children of Unmarried Parents Act, 1921-1969

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In 1921, despite the passing of legislation intended to ease the consequences of illegitimacy for children (Children of Unmarried Parents Act), reformers in Ontario made no effort to improve the status of unwed mothers. Furthermore, the reforms that were passed served as models for legislation in other provinces and even in some American states, institutionalizing, in ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published September 22nd 2007 by University of Toronto Press (first published September 1st 2007)
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