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Julia Lathrop : Social Service and Progressive Government.

Author: Miriam Cohen
Publisher: Boulder : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Lives of American women.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Julia Lathrop was a social servant, government activist, and social scientist who expanded notions of women's proper roles in public life during the early 1900s. Appointed as chief of the U.S. Children's Bureau, created in 1912 to promote child welfare, she was the first woman to head a United States federal agency. Throughout her life, Lathrop challenged the social norms of the time and became instrumental in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cohen, Miriam.
Julia Lathrop : Social Service and Progressive Government.
Boulder : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Cohen
ISBN: 9780429968020 0429968027 9780429979101 042997910X 9780429990182 9780429499470 0429990189 9780429990182 0429499477 9780429499470
OCLC Number: 1041052022
Description: 1 online resource (212 pages)
Contents: Intro; Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; SERIES EDITOR'S FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; 1 Childhood and Education at Vassar: Old Traditions and New Paths; 2 "J. Lathrop's Here!" Single Womanhood and a New Life at Hull House; 3 Social Research and Progressive Government; 4 Juvenile Justice, Immigrant Aid; 5 "Chief"; 6 Saving Children, Helping Mothers; 7 The Making of the Maternity and Infancy Act, 1921; 8 Retirement and Keeping On; Conclusion; PRIMARY SOURCES; STUDY QUESTIONS; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Series Title: Lives of American women.

Abstract:

Julia Lathrop was a social servant, government activist, and social scientist who expanded notions of women's proper roles in public life during the early 1900s. Appointed as chief of the U.S. Children's Bureau, created in 1912 to promote child welfare, she was the first woman to head a United States federal agency. Throughout her life, Lathrop challenged the social norms of the time and became instrumental in shaping Progressive reform. She began her career at Hull House in Chicago, the nation's most famous social settlement, where she worked to improve public and private welfare for poor people, helped establish America's first juvenile court, and pushed for immigrant rights. Lathrop was also co-founder of one of America's first schools of social work. Later in life she became a leader in the League of Women Voters and an advisor on child welfare to the League of Nations. Following Lathrop's life from her childhood and college education through her social service and government work, this book gives an overview of her enduring contribution to progressive politics, women's employment, and women's education. It also offers a look at how one influential woman worked within the bounds of traditional conventions about gender, race, and class, and also pushed against them.

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