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Social Welfare : A History of the American Response to Need, 6/E

Social Welfare : A History of the American Response to Need, 6/E - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205386864

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Social Welfare : A History of the American Response to Need, 6/E - 6TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205386864

June Axinn and Mark J. Stern

ISBN13: 978-0205386864
ISBN10: 0205386865
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 05
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This classic text describes and analyzes the ideas that have shaped the history of social welfare from the Colonial Period to the present day.

Social Welfare, Sixth Edition, examines a history of events and ideas that have shaped American social welfare policy, using original documents from each respective period through the current Bush Administration. Coverage of economic developments, the impact of volunteerism, and the impact of privatization 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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

Document: Introduction.
An Act for the Relief of the Poor, 43 Elizabeth, 1601.

2. 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.
Veterans: A Special Class.
Documents: The Colonial Period.
An Act of Supplement to the Acts Referring to the Poor, Massachusetts Bay, 1692.
The Binding of Moses Love, 1747.

3. The Pre-Civil War Period 1777-1860.

Labor and Economic Security.
The Reform Movements.
Institutions, Almshouses, and Paupers.
Child Saving.
Retreat from the Almshouse.
Documents: The Pre-Civil War Period.
First Annual Report, Society for the Prevention of Pauperism in New York City, 1818.
Constitution and By-Laws, Female Orphan Asylum of Portland, Maine, 1828.
President Franklin Pierce, Veto Message, Ten-Million Acre Bill, 1854.

4. The Civil War and After: 1869-1900.

Population Changes.
The Welfare of Soldiers and Veterans.
Social Welfare: The Rural South.
Social Welfare: Urban Problems.
The Charity Organization Movement.
The Social Welfare of Women.
A New View of Child Welfare.
The Aging: The Group That Was Left Behind.
The Settlement House Movement.
Documents: The Civil War and After.
State of New York, Act to Provide for the Relief of Indigent Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, and the Families of Deceased Military Personnel, 1887.
Josephine Shaw Lowell, The Economic and Moral Effects of Public Outdoor Relief, Proceedings, NCCC, 1890.
An Act to Prohibit the Coming of Chinese Laborers, September 13, 1888.
An Act, Supplement, October 1, 1888.

5. Progress and Reform: 1900-1930.

Poverty and the Working Class.
Coalitions for Reform.
Social Reform: Working Conditions.
Social Reform: Women, Work, and Suffrage.
Social Reform: Income Security.
Social Reform: Family Welfare.
Social Work and the Black Population.
The End of Reform.
The Social Welfare of Veterans.
The Professionalization of Social Work.
Documents: Progress and Reform.
Florence Kelley, The Family and the Woman's Wage, Proceedings, NCCC, 1909.
Funds to Parents Act, Illinois, 1911.
Frederic Almy et al, Public Pensions to Widows, Proceedings, NCCC, 1912.

6. The Depression and the New Deal: 1930-1940.

The Hoover Response to Crisis.
FDR and the New Deal.
Labor and Social Welfare.
Veterans and the Bonus.
Public Money for Relief.
Federal Emergency Relief Administration.
The Social Security Act.
Social Insurance.
Public Assistance.
Family Life and Social Workers.
Conclusion.
Documents: The Depression and the New Deal.
Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Monthly Report, Rules and Regulations, 1933.
Social Security Act, 1935.

7. War and Prosperity: 1940-1970.

Population Shifts.
Technology, Productivity, and Economic Insecurity.
World War II.
Wartime Economic and Social Advances.
Veterans and the G.I. Bill.
Postwar Optimism.
The Attack on Public Welfare.
Poverty and the Reform of Welfare.
The War on Poverty.
Expanded Benefits for the Aging.
Reform of Welfare: 1967.
Civil Rights and Juvenile Justice.
Documents: War and Prosperity.
President John F. Kennedy, Message on Public Welfare, 1962.
Economic Opportunity Act, 1964.
U.S. Supreme Court, In Re Gault, 1967.

8. Economic and Social Stagnation: 1970-1990.

Changing Employment Patterns.
The Changing Family.
Poverty and Income Distribution.
The Battle Over "Rights."
Expenditures for Social Welfare.
New Approaches to Income Security.
Women.
Veterans.
Documents: Economic and Social Stagnation.
President Richard M. Nixon, Message on Reform in Welfare, 1969.
Standard of Review for Termination of Disability Benefits, 1984.

9. Social Welfare and the Information Society: 1990-2003.

The Economy: Productivity, Growth, and Employment.
The Rich and the Poor.
Poverty.
Changes in Family Composition.
The Family and Medical Leave Act: One Response to Changes in Family Structure.
Population Shifts.
Health Programs.
The Failure of Comprehensive Reform.
Addressing Poverty and Dependency: The Scope of Welfare Reform.
The Continuing Civil Rights Battle
Conclusion.
Documents: Social Welfare and the Information Society.
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity.
Reconciliation Act of 1996.
State of California, Proposition 187, Illegal Aliens--Public Services, Verification, and Reporting, 1994.
John Geddes Lawrence v. Texas, 2003.

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