The politics of child abuse in America

by Lela B. Costin

Publisher: Oxford University Press in New York

Written in English
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Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Abused children -- Services for -- United States -- History,
  • Child abuse -- United States -- Prevention -- History,
  • Social work with children -- United States -- History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementLela B. Costin, Howard Jacob Karger, David Stoesz.
SeriesChild welfare, Child welfare (Oxford University Press)
ContributionsKarger, Howard Jacob, 1948-, Stoesz, David.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV741 .C665 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 194 p. :
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1122240M
ISBN 100195089308
LC Control Number94049130

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