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Table of Contents

Part I. General Concepts in Social Welfare History
Compassion and Protection: Dual Motivations in Social Welfare
Ralph E. Pumphrey
Social Service and Social Reform: A Historical Essay
Clarke A. Chambers
Part II. Social Welfare in Colonial Times and the Early National Period
The Development of Poor Relief in Colonial Virginia
Marcus Wilson Jernegan
The Puritan Background of the New England Poor Laws
Elizabeth Wisner
The Patchwork of Relief in Provincial New York, 1664-1775
David M. Schneider
Poor Relief in a Massachusetts Village in the Eighteenth Century
Eleanor Parkhurst
Poverty and Its Relief in American Thought, 1815-61
Benjamin J. Klebaner
The "Benevolent Fair": A Study of Charitable Organization among American Women in the First Third of the Nineteenth Century
Mary Bosworth Treudley
The Early Days of the Magdalen Society of Philadelphia
Negley K. Teeters
The Federal Government and Social Welfare in Early Nineteenth-Century America
Walter I. Trattner
The Tragedy of the Ten-Million-Acre Bill
Seaton W. Manning
Part III. Late Nineteenth-Century Reform and Early Twentieth-century Social Welfare Progress
Public Welfare in the South during the Reconstruction Era, 1865-80
John Hope Franklin
"Scientific Philanthropy," 1873-93
Robert H. Bremner
Raymond Robins: The Settlement Worker as Municipal Reformer
Allen F. Davis
Social Settlements and Immigrant Neighbors, 1886-1914
George Cary White
Chicago Social Workers and Blacks in the Progressive Era
Steven J. Diner
Consensus for Reform: The Mothers’-Pension Movement in the Progressive Era
Mark H. Leff
Prelude to Welfare Capitalism: The Role of Business in the Enactment of Workmen’s Compensation Legislation in Illinois, 1905-12
Joseph L. Castrovinci
Isaac Max Rubinow: Pioneering Specialist in Social Insurance
J. Lee Kreader
Women and the Anti-Child Labor Movement in Illinois, 1890-1920
Lynn Gordon
The Chicago Playground Movement: A Neglected Feature of Social Justice
Benjamin McArthur

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