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LAW OF ADOPTION IN THE UNITED STATES AND ESPECIALLY IN MASSACHUSETTS.

Whitmore, William Henry


Item #: 8204

Pages: 118p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2003.

Subjects: COMPARATIVE LAW, FAMILY LAW, STATE LAW

Reprint of the first and only edition. In 1875 theMassachusetts legislature considered a proposal to revisethe state's adoption laws. Before it proceeded, however, itcommissioned this study from Whitmore to serve as areference for the legislators. Written in two parts, thefirst contains the texts of laws and related cases fromtwenty-two states. He also includes a brief summary ofrelevant European statutes. Organized by topic, the secondpart describes how these laws compare and differ. Thoughwritten for a specific purpose, this study remains avaluable guide for the scholar of the history of adoptionlaw or family law to all aspects of American adoption lawduring the nineteenth century.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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