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American Religious Empiricism

American Religious Empiricism( )
Author: Dean, William
Series title:SUNY Series in Religious Studies
ISBN:978-0-88706-280-3
Publication Date:Jul 1986
Publisher:State University of New York Press
Imprint:Suny Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $53.50
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In nineteenth-century France, parents abandoned their children in overwhelming numbers--up to 20 percent of live births in the Parisian area. The infants were left at state-run homes and were then transferred to rural wet nurses and foster parents. Their chances of survival were slim, but with alterations in state policy, economic and medical development, and changing attitudes toward children and the family, their chances had significantly improved by the end of the century....
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