Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?:

Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England p
Author(s): 
Thane, Pat
Author(s): 
Evans, Tanya
ISBN: 
9780199681983
Date published: 
August 2013
Paperback |c p |d
Price: 
£24.99

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.