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Guardians: A Research Note
(The American Journal of Legal History, 1996)
Guardianship goes back quite far in legal history; it has been a feature of American law since the colonial period. Something like guardianship is a necessity in a system that recognizes private ownership of property, while ...
The Road Less Taken: Annulment at the Turn of the Century
(American Journal of Legal History, 1996)
It is hardly surprising that certain legal institutions--adoption, wills, and guardianship--have lasted through the centuries. Each meets a different, seemingly timeless need: providing parenting for orphans or abandoned ...
Adoption in the Progressive Era: Preserving, Creating, and Re-Creating Families
(The American Journal of Legal History, 1999)
The history of adoption law and practice has received scant attention from legal scholars and historians. Most of what little scholarship there is focuses on the history of adoption to the mid-nineteenth century, when the ...