The Putative Fathers of Swinton, England

@article{Harvey2015ThePF,
  title={The Putative Fathers of Swinton, England},
  author={B. Harvey},
  journal={Journal of Family History},
  year={2015},
  volume={40},
  pages={373 - 398}
}
  • B. Harvey
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Family History
This article addresses the shortfall in work on the treatment of illegitimacy under the old poor laws, and on the fathers involved, rather than the mothers. Moreover, through the new source use of letters from fathers, and the intensive case study of a single parish, it provides a corrective to a subject still excessively influenced by historical demography. The letters allow the social context and attitudes behind the laws to finally be examined on an individual level. They also reveal a… Expand
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