Nontraditional Adoption in Progressive-Era Orphan Narratives Academic Article uri icon


  • [This essay examines representations of adoption by single women in American texts written between 1890 and 1918. The narratives considered here take a polysemic approach to the spinsters who figure in them, potentially subverting both conservative and radical visions of marriage and motherhood.]

published proceedings

  • Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • NELSON, C.

complete list of authors


publication date

  • 2001