Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?

Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England
Author(s): 
Thane, Pat
Author(s): 
Evans, Tanya
ISBN: 
9780199578504
Date published: 
May 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

A detailed exploration of the real lives of unmarried mothers in England through the past century. Argues that the 'permissive' sixties were largely a revolt against the secrecy and hypocrisy that went before. Although this led to greater public tolerance of family diversity, stigma and hardship persisted for many lone mothers and their children.