In her autobiography, the remarkable feminist and social worker Alice Salomon recounts her transition in the 1890s from privileged idleness to energetic engagement in solving social problems. Salomon took the lead in establishing the profession of social work, and built a career as a social reformer, activist, and educator. A prolific author, Salomon also played a key role in the transatlantic dialogue between German and American feminists in the early twentieth century. Her narrative concludes with the account of her expulsion from Germany by the Nazis in 1937.
Salomon's formative influence on the field of social work makes her story crucial for the history of the discipline. This work will also appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of the feminist and socialist movements or the political and social history of twentieth-century Germany. The volume also includes several of Salomon's essays on social work and women's issues, along with photographs of Salomon, her students, and her colleagues.
Andrew Lees is Professor and Chair of the History Department at Rutgers University, Camden.
|Publisher:||University of Michigan Press|
|Series:||Social History, Popular Culture, And Politics In Germany|
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Table of Contents\rrhp\ \lrrh: Contents\ \1h\ Contents \xt\ Preface and Acknowledgments Illustrations Introduction Chapter 1. A Child with a Garden, 1872---1889 Chapter 2. Apprenticeship, 1893---1899 Chapter 3. Widening Horizon Chapter 4. London-Berlin Chapter 5. The Aberdeens, Scotland, Ireland, 1904---1908 Chapter 6. Two Jobs for Life, I: The School for Social Work, 1907---1913 Chapter 7. Two Jobs for Life, II: Officer of the International Council; Canada and First Glimpse of the U.S.A. Chapter 8. Brief Harvest before the Storm Chapter 9. "The Evidence of Things Not Seen," 1914 Chapter 10. Patriotism Is Not Enough, 1914---1916 Chapter 11. In the War Office, 1917---1919 Chapter 12. Fourteen Years of Democracy, I: Years of Chaos, 1919---1924 Chapter 13. Fourteen Years of Democracy, II: My Foreign Affairs, 1920---1933 Chapter 14. Fourteen Years of Democracy, III: Social Reconstruction, 1924---1929 Chapter 15. Fourteen Years of Democracy, IV: Then Came the Collapse Chapter 16. The Golden Ring of Friendship Chapter 17. The Stream of Lava Chapter 18. The Mystery of Individual Adjustments Chapter 19. A Spy Stands behind You Chapter 20. Exit Modern Woman Chapter 21. The Strong and the Weak Chapter 22. God and Caesar Chapter 23. The Pastors . . . Martin Niemöller Chapter 24. New Lease on Life Appendix A. The Significance of the Women's Movement for Social Life Appendix B. The Revolution of the Mother Appendix C. Preface to an Early Version of Salomon's Autobiography Notes
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Salomon, Alice, 1872-1948, Women social workers Germany Biography, Women social workers United States Biography