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  • Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption In the Decades Before Roe V. Wade

    By Ann Fessler

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594200946
    • Publisher: The Penguin Press
    • Published: May 2006
    In the decades before Roe v. Wade, single women who became pregnant faced a society that treated them as outcasts. With abortion illegal in most states,many single women were pressured by family and society to surrender their children to adoption. Ann Fessler, an adoptee herself, traveled the country interviewing more than one hundred women who gave up their children during the post-World War II era. Shocking and revelatory, these women's stories bring to light a hidden part of American' past. 'The Girls Who Went Away' is a vital book that paints a vivid portrait of a time when women were not allowed a choice.
  • The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade

    By Ann Fessler

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143038979
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: June 2007
    A critique of the consequences of policies enforced after World War II prior to Roe v. Wade, written by an adoptee, describes how countless single women were compelled to give up their children and how their situations were devastatingly compromised by the growing sexual revolution, limited birth control options, unrealistic social standards, and the unavailability of safe abortions. Reprint.

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