Poor Belong to Us by Dorothy M. Brown
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Poor Belong to Us
By Dorothy M. Brown

The Poor Belong to Us

Catholic Charities and American Welfare

By (author) See other recent books by Dorothy M. Brown See other recent books by Elizabeth McKeown
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $63.00
Your Price: $56.70 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.84 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Poor Belong to Us by Dorothy M. Brown

Book Description

Between the Civil War and World War II, Catholic charities evolved from volunteer and local origins into a centralized and professionally trained workforce that played a prominent role in the development of American welfare. Dorothy Brown and Elizabeth McKeown document the extraordinary efforts of Catholic volunteers to care for Catholic families and resist Protestant and state intrusions at the local level, and they show how these initiatives provided the foundation for the development of the largest private system of social provision in the United States. It is a story tightly interwoven with local, national, and religious politics that began with the steady influx of poor Catholic immigrants into urban centres. Supported by lay organizations and by sympathetic supporters in city and state politics, religious women operated foundling homes, orphanages, protectories, reformatories, and foster care programmes for the children of the Catholic poor in New York City and in urban centres around the country. When pressure from reform campaigns challenged Catholic child care practices in the first decades of the 20th century, Catholic charities underwent a significant transformation, coming under central diocesan control and growing increasingly reliant on the services of professional social workers. And as the Depression brought nationwide poverty and an overwhelming need for public solutions, Catholic charities faced a staggering challenge to their traditional claim to stewardship of the poor. In their account, Brown and McKeown add an important dimension to our understanding of the transition from private to state social welfare.

Buy Poor Belong to Us book by Dorothy M. Brown from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780674004016
ISBN-10: 0674004019
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 294
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Poor Belong to Us book by Dorothy M. Brown and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Dorothy M. Brown

Dorothy M. Brown is Professor of History at Georgetown University. Elizabeth McKeown is Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Dorothy M. Brown close
»
Recent books by Elizabeth McKeown close
Poor Belong to Us by Elizabeth McKeown
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close