The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal

The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal

by Marian Moser Jones


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421407388
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 01/03/2013
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marian Moser Jones is an assistant professor of family science at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She is a former DeWitt Stetten Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Office of History.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chronology xvii

Part I The Barton Era

1 Miss Barton Goes to Washington 3

2 Transatlantic Transplant 21

3 National Calamities 37

4 The Misfortunes of Other Nations 61

5 Cuba and Controversy 80

Part II The Boardman Era

6 Barton versus Boardman 97

7 Shifting Ground 116

8 Establishment 137

9 Fighting on Two Fronts 157

Part III Between the Wars

10 Triage for Terror 179

11 Baptism in Mud 198

12 Scorched Earth 225

13 A New Deal for Disasters 240

Epilogue: Blood and Grit 261

Acknowledgments 289

Notes 293

List of Archival Sources 366

Index 367

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Manon S. Parry

The most current, comprehensive institutional history—a rich account of experiences on the ground that shows how American Red Cross structure and policies played out unevenly in situations where racism, paternalism, and anti-dependency arguments framed the provision of disaster relief.

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