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Item #36604 The Law of Adoption in the United States and Especially in. William H. Whitmore.

The Law of Adoption in the United States and Especially in...

American Adoption Law During the Nineteenth Century Whitmore, William H. The Law of Adoption in the United States, and Especially in Massachusetts. Originally published: Albany: Joel Munsell, 1876. vii, 111 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584773443; ISBN-10: 1584773448. Hardcover. New. $29.95 * Reprint of first and only edition. In 1875 the Massachusetts legislature considered a proposal to revise the state's adoption laws. Before it proceeded, however, it commissioned this study from Whitmore to serve as a reference for the legislators. Written in two parts, the first contains the texts of laws and related cases from twenty-two states. He also includes a brief summary of relevant European statutes. Organized by topic, the second part describes how these laws compare and differ. Though written for a specific purpose, this study remains a valuable guide for the scholar of the history of adoption law or family law to all aspects of American adoption law during the nineteenth century.

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