Illegitimacy in Britain, 1700-1920

Editor(s): 
Levene, Alysa
Editor(s): 
Williams, Samantha
Editor(s): 
Nutt, Thomas
ISBN: 
1403990654
Date published: 
August 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
256

This book provides a lively consideration of historical illegitimacy from a variety of methodological approaches and geographical standpoints. It subjects commonly-accepted themes to rigorous investigation, and draws out new conclusions on the mobility, strategies, and experiences of parents of illegitimate children. Paternity is given a novel spotlight, as is the survivorship of illegitimate infants. The authors engage with themes from historical demography, and social, cultural, medical, and gender history, giving the book wide appeal.