Almost worthy : the poor, paupers, and the science of charity in America, 1877-1917

Ruswick, Brent

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  • Creator Brent Ruswick
  • Format Books
  • Publication Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2013] ©2013
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  • Physical Details
    • xi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780253006349, 0253006341, 9780253006387, 0253006384
  • OCLC ocn756596903

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-257) and index.

Contents

  • Introduction: Big Moll and the science of scientific charity -- "Armies of vice": evolution, heredity, and the pauper menace -- Friendly visitors or scientific investigators? Befriending and measuring the poor -- Opposition, depression, and the rejection of pauperism -- "I see no terrible army": environmental reform and radicalism in the scientific charity movement -- The potentially normal poor: professional social work, psychology, and the end of scientific charity
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