Participant Info

First Name
Megan
Last Name
Birk
Affiliation
Associate professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
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Keywords
United States, Social Welfare, Rural and Agricultural, Childhood and Family, Institutional Care, Midwest, Progressive Era, Poor farms, orphans' homes, institutionalized children, children removed from parents
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Personal Info

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About Me
Recent Publications

Fostering on the Farm: Child Placement in the Rural Midwest, University of Illinois Press, 2015 (Winner of the Vincent P. DeSantis Prize for Best First Book)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Food History, Rural & Agrarian History