xi, 207 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Orphans, bastards, and free black children : antebellum and colonial North Carolina apprenticeship "Justly entitled" to apprentices : race and labor in Reconstruction Free-labor ideology, apprenticeship, and the Freedmen's Bureau : discontinuities in law and practice Reconstructing "free woman" : African American mothers and apprenticeship Parents' rights or children's best interests? : the role of judicial discretion in apprenticeship and child custody "The day of apprenticeship is past" : the demise of apprenticeship and the triumph of child welfare.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -196) and index.