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In the shadow of the poorhouse : a social history of welfare in America

Author: Michael B Katz
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the origins of social welfare in the United States, from the days of the colonial poorhouse through the current tragedy of the homeless, and explains why the disliked and often criticized system still exists.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Katz, Michael B., 1939-
In the shadow of the poorhouse.
New York : Basic Books, ©1986
(OCoLC)561420217
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Katz
ISBN: 0465032257 9780465032259 0465032265 9780465032266
OCLC Number: 13582956
Description: xiv, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins and failure of the poorhouse --
Outdoor relief --
Theory and practice of scientific charity --
Transformation of the poorhouse --
Saving children --
Reorganizing cities --
Reorganizing the labor market --
Reorganizing the nation --
War on poverty and the expansion of social welfare --
War on welfare.
Responsibility: Michael B. Katz.

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Examines the origins of social welfare in the United States, from the days of the colonial poorhouse through the current tragedy of the homeless, and explains why the disliked and often criticized system still exists.

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