The Unmarried Mother


Author: Sheila Tofield
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405911352
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Sheila Tofield tells her moving true story about being a single mother in 1950s Britain, in The Unmarried Mother. 'A searing, honest testimony' Lesley Pearse Sheila grew up in Rotherham, the daughter of an uncaring mother who made her believe she was useless, stupid and - most painfully of all - unlovable. As a young woman, her worst childhood fears were confirmed when her fiancé broke off their engagement without an explanation. Heartbroken and vulnerable, Sheila was easy prey to the worst type of man - a man who turned his back on her when she told him she was carrying his child. In Fifties Britain, an unmarried, pregnant girl received,not sympathy but censure and contempt. Shunned by most of her family, Sheila ended up in a Church of England home for unmarried mothers, with no apparent alternative than to give up her child for adoption. But when she held her newborn daughter in her arms for the first time, Sheila knew she had to do the unthinkable: bring up her baby on her own in a society that would condemn her for it. Sheila Tofield is a proud grandmother living in Chichester and The Unmarried Mother is her first book. Her touching story was picked up by Penguin when she entered the hugely successful life story competition with Saga Magazine.

The Unmarried Mother and Her Child


Author: Virginia Wimperis,Clifford Witting
Publisher: London : Published for the Sir Halley Stewart Trust by Allen & Unwin
ISBN: N.A
Category: Illegitimacy
Page: 397
View: 7856
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The unmarried mother in the Irish community

a report on the National Conference on Community Services for the Unmarried Parent
Author: Kilkenny Social Services
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 65
View: 9573
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What Becomes of the Unmarried Mother?

A Study of 82 Cases
Author: Alberta Sylvia Boomhower Guibord,Ida R. Parker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Illegitimacy
Page: 76
View: 1185
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The care of the unmarried mother


Author: Robert South Barrett
Publisher: Facsimiles-Garl
ISBN: N.A
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
View: 7713
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The Unmarried Mother

A Study of Five Hundred Cases
Author: Percy Gamble Kammerer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 342
View: 2609
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The Unmarried Mother and Her Child

A Fact Finding Study of Fifty-three Cases of Unmarried Mothers who Kept Their Children
Author: Mrs. Mabel Higgins Mattingly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Illegitimacy
Page: 80
View: 3834
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The Unmarried Mother and Her Child


Author: Katharine Corbin Parsons
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: St. Faith's House (Tarrytown, N. Y.)
Page: 48
View: 8903
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The Unmarried Mother in German Literature

With Special Reference to the Period 1770-1800
Author: Oscar Helmuth Werner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: German literature
Page: 128
View: 2312
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The Unmarried Mother who Keeps Her Baby

Report and Recommendations of the Study Committee
Author: Bay Area Social Planning Council (Calif.). Study Committee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Illegitimacy
Page: N.A
View: 9548
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Understanding the Psychology of the Unmarried Mother


Author: Family Service Association of America,Babette Block
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Illegitimacy
Page: 32
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Research perspectives on the unmarried mother


Author: Child Welfare League of America. Eastern Regional Conference
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Illegitimacy
Page: 39
View: 5840
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European Family Law in Action


Author: N.A
Publisher: Intersentia nv
ISBN: 905095443X
Category:
Page: 821
View: 2475
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The Baby Laundry for Unmarried Mothers


Author: Angela Patrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849834911
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 4616
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In 1963, London was on the brink of becoming one of the world's most vibrant cities. Angela Patrick was 19 years old, enjoying her first job working in the City, when her life turned upside down. A brief fling with a charismatic charmer left her pregnant, unmarried and facing a stark future. Being under 21, she was still under the governance of her parents, strict Catholics who insisted she have the baby in secret and then put it up for adoption. Shunned by her family and forced to leave her job, Angela was sent to an imposing-looking convent for unmarried mothers in north-east London. Run like a Victorian workhouse, conditions in the convent were decidedly Spartan. Vilified and degraded by the nuns for her 'wickedness', her only comfort came from the other pregnant girls, all knowing they too would have to give up their babies. After a terrifying labour with no pain relief, Angela gave birth to a beautiful son, Paul, with whom she fell instantly in love. At eight weeks he was taken from her and forcibly put up for adoption, leaving Angela bereft and heartbroken. Not a day went by without Angela thinking about him. Then, thirty years later, she received a letter. It was from Paul, and a reunion was arranged. This vital slice of social history is a shocking reminder of how cultural mores have changed around the issue of single motherhood since the early 1960s. It is also an honest, heartfelt memoir that explores the closest of human bonds.

The Unwed Mother


Author: Robert W. Roberts
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 270
View: 9446
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Mothers of the Municipality

Women, Work and Social Policy in Post-1945 Halifax
Author: Judith Fingard,Janet Vey Guildford
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802086934
Category: History
Page: 318
View: 6453
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Highlighting women's activism in Halifax after the Second World War, Mothers of the Municipality is a tightly focused collection of essays on social policy affecting women. The contributors ? feminist scholars in history, social work, and nursing ? examine women's experiences and activism, including those of African Nova Scotian 'day's workers,' Sisters of Charity, St. John Ambulance Brigades, 'Voices' for peace, and social welfare bureaucrats. The volume underscores the fact that the 1950s and 60s were not simply years of quiet conservatism, born-again domesticity, and consumption. Indeed, the period was marked by profound and rapid change for women. Despite their almost total exclusion from the formal political arena, which extended into the tumultuous 1970s, women in Halifax were instrumental in creating and reforming programs and services, often amid controversy. Mothers of the Municipality explores women's activism and the provision of services at the community level. If the adage "think globally; act locally" has any application in modern history, it is with the women who fought many of the battles in the larger war for social justice.

Answers for ... Unmarried Mothers

A Counselling Guide
Author: N.A
Publisher: Uzima Publishing House
ISBN: 9789966855398
Category: Teenage Pregnancy
Page: 117
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Teen Pregnancy and Parenting

Social and Ethical Issues
Author: David Checkland,James Wong
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802080707
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 184
View: 617
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Nine original essays explore the many factors affecting how Canadian society responds to, and creates, the phenomenon of teen parenting. A challenges to assumptions about the circumstances, consequences and experience of teen parenting.