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Author Ruswick, Brent.
Title Almost worthy [electronic resource] : the poor, paupers, and the science of charity in America, 1877-1917 / Brent Ruswick.
Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-257) and index.
Contents Introduction: Big Moll and the science of scientific charity -- "Armies of vice": evolution, heredity, and the pauper menace -- Friendly visitors or scientific investigators? Befriending and measuring the poor -- Opposition, depression, and the rejection of pauperism -- "I see no terrible army": environmental reform and radicalism in the scientific charity movement -- The potentially normal poor: professional social work, psychology, and the end of scientific charity.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Poor -- Services for -- United States -- History.
Charities -- United States -- History.
Nature and nurture -- United States -- History.
Poverty -- United States -- History.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9780253006349 0253006341 0253006384 (DLC) 2012026049
ISBN 0253006384 (electronic bk.)
9780253006387 (electronic bk.)
9780253006349 (clo : alk. paper)
0253006341 (clo : alk. paper)
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