Building The Invisible Orphanage / Edition 1

Building The Invisible Orphanage / Edition 1

by Matthew A. Crenson
     
 

This book examines the connection between the decline of the orphanage and the rise of welfare in America. Matthew Crenson argues that the prehistory of the welfare system was played out not on the stage of national politics or class conflict but in the micropolitics of institutional management.See more details below

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This book examines the connection between the decline of the orphanage and the rise of welfare in America. Matthew Crenson argues that the prehistory of the welfare system was played out not on the stage of national politics or class conflict but in the micropolitics of institutional management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674005549
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/16/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Decline of the Orphanage and the Invention of Welfare

The Institutional Inclination

Two Dimensions of Institutional Change

Institutional Self-Doubt and Internal Reform

From Orphanage to Home

The Orphanage Reaches Outward

"The Unwalled Institution of the State"

The Perils of Placing Out

"The Experiment of Having No Home"

Mobilizing for Mothers' Pensions

Religious Wars

Conclusion: An End to the Orphanage

Notes

Index

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