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The Law of Adoption in the United States and Especially in Massachusetts Frank Johnson Goodnow

The Law of Adoption in the United States and Especially in Massachusetts

Frank Johnson Goodnow

Published January 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781584773443
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111 pages
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Whitmore, William H. The Law of Adoption in the United States, and Especially in Massachusetts. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1876. vii, 111 pp. Reprint available 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002042757. ISBN 1-58477-344-8. Cloth $80. Reprint ofMoreWhitmore, William H. The Law of Adoption in the United States, and Especially in Massachusetts. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1876. vii, 111 pp. Reprint available 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002042757. ISBN 1-58477-344-8. Cloth $80. Reprint of first and only edition. In 1875 the Massachusetts legislature considered a proposal to revise the states adoption laws. Before it proceeded, however, it commissioned this study from Whitmore to serve as a reference for the legislators. Written in two parts, the first contains the texts of laws and related cases from twenty-two states. (He also includes a brief summary of relevant European statutes.) Organized by topic, the second describes how these laws compare and differ. Though written for a specific purpose, this study remains a valuable guide for the scholar of the history of adoption law or family law to all aspects of American adoption law during the nineteenth century.