A New History of Social Welfare / Edition 3

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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: 9780205296910
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/26/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 469
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Values in Social Welfare 1
2 The Institution of Social Welfare 30
3 The Beginnings of Social Welfare: Political Economy and Early Societies 61
4 Feudalism and the Welfare State 89
5 Welfare Moves to the Americas 125
6 America to the Civil War 157
7 The American Welfare State Begins 197
8 The Progressive Era, War, and Recovery 235
9 The Great Depression and Social Security for Americans 270
10 Civil and Welfare Rights in the New Reform Era 308
11 The Return to the Past 343
12 The Reactionary Vision 372
13 The Synergistic Cycle 409
Bibliography 445
Index 457
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