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

Author: Michael B Katz
Publisher: New York BasicBooks 1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10. anniversary ed., rev. and updated, [Nachdr.View all editions and formats

An examination of the origins of public and private social welfare, from the days of the colonial poorhouse through the current tragedy of the homeless, explaining why such a highly criticized system  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Katz
ISBN: 0465032109 9780465032105
OCLC Number: 247173850
Accession No: (DE-599)GBV302587292
Notes: Bibliography: p. 335-371
Includes indexes
Description: XVII, 391 S. 24 cm
Contents: The Poorhouse Era * The Origins and Failure of the Poorhouse Poverty * Outdoor Relief * The Theory and Practice of Scientific Charity * The Transformation of the Poorhouse Building The Semi-Welfare State * Saving Children * Reorganizing Cities * Reorganizing the Labor Market * Reorganizing the Nation From The War On Poverty To The War On Welfare * The War on Poverty and the Expansion of Social Welfare * The War on Welfare
Responsibility: Michael B. Katz


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