Someday All this Will Be Yours: Inheritance, Adoption, and Obligation in Capitalist America
19 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2004
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.
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