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0205001912
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2900205001919
Pub. Date:
07/15/2011
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Pearson
Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need / Edition 8

Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need / Edition 8

by Mark J. Stern

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ISBN-13: 2900205001919
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/15/2011
Series: Connecting Core Competencies Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mark Stern is professor of social welfare and history and co-director of the Urban Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored or co-authored five books, including One Nation Divisible: What America Was and What It Is Becoming (co-authored with Michael B. Katz).

Before her death, June Axinn was professor emeritus of social welfare at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction: How to Think About Social Welfare’s Past (and Present)

2. The Colonial Period: 1647—1776

3. The Pre—Civil War Period: 1777—1860

4. The Civil War and After: 1860—1900

5. Progress and Reform: 1900—1930

6. The Depression and the New Deal: 1930—1940

7. War and Prosperity: 1940—1968

8. Conservative Resurgence and Social Change: 1968—1992

9. Social Welfare and the Information Society: 1992—2016

DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction: How to Think About Social Welfare’s Past (and Present)


DOCUMENT: Introduction

An Act for the Relief of the Poor, 43 Elizabeth, 1601

2. The Colonial Period: 1647—1776


The Poor Laws in the Colonies

Conquest, Expansion, and Population Growth: Native Americans, Immigration, and Slavery

Social Change and the Challenge to the Poor Laws

Veterans: A Special Class

DOCUMENTS: The Colonial Period

An Act of Supplement to the Acts Referring to the Poor, Massachusetts Bay, 1692

The Binding of Moses Love, 1747

3. The Pre—Civil War Period: 1777—1860


Social and Economic Conditions

Population Growth and Migration

Slavery and Free Labor

Reform and Social Change

Labor Unrest

Religious Reform and Jacksonian Democracy

The Expansion of Public Education

The Expansion of Suffrage

Moral Reform

Social Welfare Programs and Services

Institutionalization

Child Saving

Retreat from the Almshouse

DOCUMENTS: The Pre—Civil War Period

The First Annual Report of the Managers of the Society for the Prevention of Pauperism in the City of New York, 1818

Constitution, By-Laws, &c., of the Female Orphan Asylum of Portland, Maine, 1828

President Franklin Pierce: Veto Message–An Act Making a Grant of Public Lands to the Several States for the Benefit of Indigent Insane Persons, 1854

4. The Civil War and After: 1860—1900


Changing Economic and Demographic Realities

Population Changes

Naturalization and Citizenship

Regional Shifts

The Aging: The Group That Was Left Behind

Innovations in Social Welfare Services

The Welfare of Soldiers and Veterans

Social Welfare: Reconstruction and the Freedmen’s Bureau

Social Welfare and Urban Expansion

The Charity Organization Movement

The Settlement House Movement

A New View of Child Welfare

Social Movements During the Late 19th Century: The Reform Impulse

The Social Welfare of Women

The Labor Movement

The Agrarian Movement

Conclusion

DOCUMENTS: The Civil War and After

An Act to Provide for the Relief of Indigent Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, and the Families of Those Deceased, 1887

The Economic and Moral Effects of Public Outdoor Relief, 1890

An Act to Prohibit the Coming of Chinese Laborers to the United States, September 1888, and Supplement, October 1888

5. Progress and Reform: 1900—1930


Changing Economic and Demographic Realities

An Urban and Industrial Society

Poverty and the Working Class

African Americans, Native Americans, and Immigrants

Innovations in Social Welfare

Regulating Working Conditions

Expanding Public Welfare

Protecting Vulnerable Families

Social Work and the Black Population

The Social Welfare of Veterans

Professionalizing Social Work

Social Movements in the Early 20th Century

Coalitions for Reform

Regulating Business

Organized Labor

Women, Work, and Suffrage

The End of Reform

DOCUMENTS: Progress and Reform

The Family and the Woman’s Wage, 1909

Funds to Parents Act, Illinois, 1911

Public Pensions to Widows, 1912

6. The Depression and the New Deal: 1930—1940


Changing Economic and Demographic Realities

The Economic Collapse

Agricultural Crisis

Family Life

Innovations in Social Welfare

The Hoover Response to Crisis

FDR and the First New Deal

Public Money for Relief

Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)

The Second New Deal

The Social Security Act

Expanding Social Security: The 1939 Amendments

Public Assistance

The Changing Role of the Social Work Profession

New Alignments in Social Welfare

Mass Movements During the 1930s

Veterans and the Bonus

Older Americans

Labor and Social Welfare

Setbacks for Women

The Eclipse of Reform

Conclusion

DOCUMENTS: The Depression and the New Deal

Monthly Reports of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, 1933

Social Security Act, 1935

7. War and Prosperity: 1940—1968


Changing Economic and Demographic Realities

Population Shifts

Technology, Productivity, and Economic Insecurity

World War II

Wartime Economic and Social Advances

Postwar Optimism

Innovations in Social Welfare

Veterans and the GI Bill

The Attack on Public Welfare

Poverty and the Reform of Welfare

The War on Poverty

Expanded Benefits for the Aging

Controlling Public Assistance

Social Movements and Reform After World War II

Expanding the Civil Rights of African Americans

A Renewed Feminist Movement

Civil Rights and Juvenile Justice

DOCUMENTS: War and Prosperity

Message on the Public Welfare Program, 1962

Economic Opportunity Act, 1964

In re Gault, 1967

8. Conservative Resurgence and Social Change: 1968—1992


Economic and Social Trends

A Struggling Economy

Changing Employment Patterns

The Changing Family

Poverty and Income Distribution

Innovations in Social Welfare

Expenditures for Social Welfare

Challenging the Welfare State: Welfare Reform

Child Welfare and the Aging

The Unemployed

Veterans

Personal Social Services

Social Movements

The New Right

The Expansion of Civil Rights

Women

Conclusion

DOCUMENTS: Conservative Resurgence and Social Change

Message on Reform in Welfare, 1969

Standard of Review for Termination of Disability Benefits, 1984

9. Social Welfare and the Information Society: 1992—2016


Social and Economic Change

The Economy: Productivity, Growth, and Employment

Poverty

Changes in Family Composition

America’s Changing Demography

Innovations in Social Welfare

The Fall and Rise of Health Care Reform

The Failure of Comprehensive Reform in the 1990s

Achieving Comprehensive Reform in 2010

Addressing Poverty and Dependency: The Scope of Welfare Reform

The Changing Dynamics of the Welfare Debate

The New Consensus over Welfare Reform

The Impact of Welfare Reform

Social Movements and Grassroots Change

Welfare Reform and “Immigration Control”

The Return to Voluntarism and the Rise of Privatization

The Continuing Battle for Social Justice

Education

Affirmative Action in the Labor Market

Abortion and the Right to Privacy

The Great Lockup

Conclusion

DOCUMENTS: Social Welfare and the Information Society

Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, 1996

State of California, Proposition 187, Illegal Aliens–Public Services, Verification, and Reporting, 1994

U.S. Supreme Court Lawrence v. Texas, 2003

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