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Ruswick, Brent
Almost worthy : the poor, paupers, and the science of charity in America, 1877-1917 / Brent Ruswick
Alternate Title Poor, paupers, and the science of charity in America, 1877-1917
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2013
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 3rd Floor  HV91 .R87 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Poor -- Services for -- United States -- History
Charities -- United States -- History
Nature and nurture -- United States -- History
Poverty -- United States -- History
Physical Description xi, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note 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
Series Philanthropic and nonprofit studies

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