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From Poor Law to Welfare State: A History of Social Welfare in America (6th Edition)

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Publisher Comments:

Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's andlt;Iandgt;From Poor Law to Welfare Stateandlt;/Iandgt; has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial era to the present, the new sixth edition has been updated to include the latest developments in our society as well as trends in social welfare. andlt;BRandgt; Trattner provides in-depth examination of developments in child welfare, public health, and the evolution of social work as a profession, showing how all these changes affected the treatment of the poor and needy in America. He explores the impact of public policies on social workers and other helping professions — all against the backdrop of social and intellectual trends in American history. andlt;Iandgt;From Poor Law to Welfare Stateandlt;/Iandgt; directly addresses racism and sexism and pays special attention to the worsening problems of child abuse, neglect, and homelessness. Topics new to this sixth edition include: andlt;BRandgt; andlt;UL TYPE=DISCandgt; andlt;LIandgt;A review of President Clinton's health-care reform and its failure, and his efforts to "end welfare as we know it" andlt;BRandgt; andlt;LIandgt;Recent developments in child welfare including an expanded section on the voluntary use of children's institutions by parents in the nineteenth century, and the continued discrimination against black youth in the juvenile justice system andlt;BRandgt; andlt;LIandgt;An in-depth discussion of Charles Murray and Richard Herrnstein's controversial book, andlt;Iandgt;The Bell Curve,andlt;/Iandgt; which provided social conservatives new weapons in their war on the black poor and social welfare in general andlt;BRandgt; andlt;LIandgt;The latest information on AIDS and the reappearance of tuberculosis — and their impact on public health policy andlt;BRandgt; andlt;LIandgt;A new Preface and Conclusion, and substantially updated Bibliographies andlt;/ULandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Written for students in social work and other human service professions, andlt;Iandgt;From Poor Law to Welfare State: A History of Social Welfare in Americaandlt;/Iandgt; is also an essential resource for historians, political scientists, sociologists, and policymakers.

Synopsis:

Originally published in 1974, this highly regarded text — the only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial period to the present — has been updated to include the latest events and scholarship on the subject. Topics new to this sixth edition include President Clinton's health-care reform and its failure; his efforts to "end welfare as we know it"; recent developments in child welfare, especially the escalating youth crime and poverty rates; AIDS and the reappearance of tuberculosis; and the impact of Murray and Hernstein's The Bell Curve.<P>Both a narrative and an interpretive account of social welfare, this work in its various editions has been the premier text in many history and social welfare departments for two decades.

About the Author

Walter I. Trattnerandlt;/Bandgt; is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition

Preface to the Fifth Edition

Preface to the Fourth Edition

Preface to the Third Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Chapter 1 The Background

Chapter 2 Colonial America

Chapter 3 The Era of the American Revolution

Chapter 4 The Trend Toward Indoor Relief

Chapter 5 The Civil War and After — Scientific Charity

Chapter 6 Child Welfare

Chapter 7 The Public Health Movement

Chapter 8 The Settlement House Movement

Chapter 9 The Mental Health Movement

Chapter 10 Renaissance of Public Welfare

Chapter 11 The Quest for Professionalization

Chapter 12 Social Work and Welfare in the 1920s

Chapter 13 Depression and a New Deal

Chapter 14 From World War to Great Society

Chapter 15 A Transitional Era

Chapter 16 War on the Welfare State

Chapter 17 Looking Forward — Or Backward?

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684854717
Author:
Trattner, Walter I
Publisher:
Free Press
Author:
Trattner, Walter I.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Public welfare
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
Social service
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Social service -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Public welfare -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Sociology | Social Work
Subject:
welfare policy, social welfare, entitlement acts, tearing up the safety net, public policy, social work, discrimination, war on the poor, the bell curve, murray and hernstein, social conservatives, public health policy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
permission tk for epigraph
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 17.08 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 1974, this highly regarded text — the only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial period to the present — has been updated to include the latest events and scholarship on the subject. Topics new to this sixth edition include President Clinton's health-care reform and its failure; his efforts to "end welfare as we know it"; recent developments in child welfare, especially the escalating youth crime and poverty rates; AIDS and the reappearance of tuberculosis; and the impact of Murray and Hernstein's The Bell Curve.<P>Both a narrative and an interpretive account of social welfare, this work in its various editions has been the premier text in many history and social welfare departments for two decades.
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