A New History of Social Welfare / Edition 2

A New History of Social Welfare / Edition 2

by Phyllis J. Day
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205197981

ISBN-13: 9780205197989

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

What Colleagues are Saying:

“I very much like the book. The format is good, the content is excellent, and the author does a good job of staying current on issues.” — Brenda K.J. Crawley, Loyola University Chicago

“The approach of attempting to answer the “why” of social welfare is very useful… The

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What Colleagues are Saying:

“I very much like the book. The format is good, the content is excellent, and the author does a good job of staying current on issues.” — Brenda K.J. Crawley, Loyola University Chicago

“The approach of attempting to answer the “why” of social welfare is very useful… The “why” approach aids in encouraging more reflection of the content.” — Brenda K.J. Crawley, Loyola University Chicago

“Day’s approach has an easy flow and I find the chronological progression of the profession itself is interwoven with ideology of basic human need chapter by chapter.  I assign students to read all the chapters, as I believe any one of them might gain some important piece of information, some new understanding or some unanswered question that we can then take on as an entire class.” — Anna May Walsh, Sussex County Community College

“Material in each chapter is presented in a way that holds student interest but also offers a challenge.” -- Anna May Walsh, Sussex County Community College

“Day’s book has many strengths.  It is very well-written and makes history very interesting.  The text is easy to understand and engaging to the reader.  The book is well-organized, and comprehensive.  Its chronological scope covers the early African origins of humankind through the New Millennium, and includes a detailed analysis of social welfare in the United States.  A final strength of the book is the author’s apparent willingness to invite and integrate input and perspectives from other social work educatorsthroughout the country.  She achieves her objective, in my view, of answering the “why” of social welfare, and she consistently incorporates learning content and analytical perspectives from the “subjects/victims/recipients/clients” viewpoints.” — Stan L Bowie, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

“The writing style in Day’s 5th edition is straightforward, engaging, and flows in a manner that keeps the material fresh and interesting.  The context is quite in-depth, comprehensive, thoroughly backed up with current and relevant citations and references, and presented in a detailed fashion that is conducive to learning.” -- Stan L Bowie, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205197989
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Values in Social Welfare1
2The Institution of Social Welfare30
3The Beginnings of Social Welfare: Political Economy and Early Societies61
4Feudalism and the Welfare State89
5Welfare Moves to the Americas125
6America to the Civil War157
7The American Welfare State Begins197
8The Progressive Era, War, and Recovery235
9The Great Depression and Social Security for Americans270
10Civil and Welfare Rights in the New Reform Era308
11The Return to the Past343
12The Reactionary Vision372
13The Synergistic Cycle409
Bibliography445
Index457

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