Social Welfare : A History of the American Response to Need

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Social Welfare -Seventh Edition,describes and analyzes the ideas that have shaped the history of social welfare--from the Colonial Period to the present day--byusing original documents from each respective period through the current Bush Administration. Coverage of economic developments, the impact of volunteerism, and the impact of privatization in the text helps students understand the context of social welfare movements and policies. New materials on trends in the justice system address the immigration debate and the issue of homosexuality and the law. The text also includes new material on Medicare prescription drug legislation, welfare reform, Hurrican Katrina, and social security privatization.

Table of Contents

An Act for the Relief of the Poor, 43 Elizabeth, 1601
The Colonial Period: 1647-1776
The Poor Laws in the Colonies
Conquest, Expansion, and Population Growth: Native Americans
Immigration, and Slavery
Challenge to the Poor Laws
Veterans: A Special Class
The Colonial Period
An Act of Supplement to the Acts Referring to the Poor
Massachusetts Bay, 1692
The Binding of Moses Love, 1747
The Pre-Civil War Period: 1777-1860
Labor and Economic Security
The Reform Movements
Institutions, Almshouses, and Paupers
Child Saving
Retreat from the Almshouse
The Pre-Civil War Period
First Annual Report, Society for the Prevention of Pauperism
In the City of New York, 1818
Constitution and By-Laws, Female Orphan Asylum of Portland
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