Bibliographic Details

Compassion and responsibility : readings in the history of social welfare policy in the United States / edited by Frank R. Breul and Steven J. Diner.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1980.
Description 372 p. ; 23 cm.
Language English
Subject Public welfare -- United States -- History.
Public welfare.
United States.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
Other uniform titles Social service review (Chicago, Ill.)
Other authors / contributors Breul, Frank R.
Diner, Steven J., 1944-
ISBN 0226074137 (pbk.)
Notes "The essays ... were originally published in various issues of Social service review."
Includes index.
Bibliography: p. [357]-365.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Part 1. General Concepts in Social Welfare History
  • Introduction
  • Compassion and Protection: Dual Motivations in Social Welfare
  • Social Service and Social Reform: A Historical Essay
  • Part 2. Social Welfare in Colonial Times and the Early National Period
  • Introduction
  • The Development of Poor Relief in Colonial Virginia
  • The Puritan Background of the New England Poor Laws
  • The Patchwork of Relief in Provincial New York, 1664-1775
  • Poor Relief in a Massachusetts Village in the Eighteenth Century
  • Poverty and Its Relief in American Thought, 1815-61
  • The "Benevolent Fair": A Study of Charitable Organization among American Women in the First Third of the Nineteenth Century
  • The Early Days of the Magdalen Society of Philadelphia
  • The Federal Government and Social Welfare in Early Nineteenth-Century America
  • The Tragedy of the Ten-Million-Acre Bill
  • Part 3. Late Nineteenth-Century Reform and Early Twentieth-century Social Welfare Progress
  • Introduction
  • Public Welfare in the South during the Reconstruction Era, 1865-80
  • "Scientific Philanthropy," 1873-93
  • Raymond Robins: The Settlement Worker as Municipal Reformer
  • Social Settlements and Immigrant Neighbors, 1886-1914
  • Chicago Social Workers and Blacks in the Progressive Era
  • Consensus for Reform: The Mothers'-Pension Movement in the Progressive Era
  • Prelude to Welfare Capitalism: The Role of Business in the Enactment of Workmen's Compensation
  • Legislation in Illinois, 1905-12
  • Isaac Max Rubinow: Pioneering Specialist in Social Insurance
  • Women and the Anti-Child Labor Movement in Illinois, 1890-1920
  • The Chicago Playground Movement: A Neglected Feature of Social Justice
  • Contributors
  • Appendix
  • Index