viii, 175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Gender & American culture.
Formatted Contents Note
They need not become a burden to the state The creation of an antidesertion system in New York Ambivalent breadwinners and the public purse Bread givers : from desertion to the national desertion bureau Desertion and the courts Deserted women and social welfare policy Epilogue: The legacy of antidesertion reform.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -169) and index.