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The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date June 26, 2007
Pages 362
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143038979
ISBN-10 0143038974
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
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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from Penguin USA (May 4, 2006)
9781594200946 | details & prices | 354 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: This book brings to light the lives of 1.
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (June 26, 2007)
9780143038979 | details & prices | 362 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Describes how countless single women were compelled to give up their children for adoption in the years prior to Roe v.
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 8, 2008)
9781439559987 | details & prices | 362 pages | List price $24.00
About: In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v.

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