Social Thought and the American Settlement Movement, 1885-1930
These extraordinary individuals left an enduring legacy of beliefs about professional and voluntary responsibility for welfare services. As Carson shows, however, their genius for image creation and their myriad connections with other intellectual and social leaders extended the influence of the settlement ideology in many directions: fostering new attitudes toward the American city and the equality of the sexes, initiating a new social-scientific approach to social problems, and shaping the self-definition of the American educated middle class.
Prologue: The English Background
1. The Transit to America: Liberal Christianity and the Liberal Arts
2. American Founders
3. Moving In
4. The Settlers Look Outward: Housing, Health, and Labor
5. Leaders and Followers
6. Immigrants and Culture
7. Settlement Work and Social Work
8. Politics, War, and the Meaning of Progressivism
9. The Settlements' Search for Normalcy
10. Whither the Settlements?