Someday All this Will Be Yours: Inheritance, Adoption, and Obligation in Capitalist America

19 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2004

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Hendrik Hartog

Princeton University - Department of History

Abstract

This lecture represents a first effort to present ongoing research on legal struggles over family promises and caretaking over the century between 1850 and 1950. It uses a mid nineteenth-century New Jersey adoption case to suggest some intersections between promises and inheritance, between caretaking and employment relations, between the family and the labor market.

Suggested Citation

Hartog, Hendrik, Someday All this Will Be Yours: Inheritance, Adoption, and Obligation in Capitalist America. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=559165

Hendrik Hartog (Contact Author)

Princeton University - Department of History ( email )

Princeton, NJ 08544
United States

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