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This study explores the origin and development of the American social welfare system. It demonstrates that the system of orphanages, child-placing agencies, reformatories, juvenile courts, and child guidance clinics established in Victorian Boston was a foundation for the New Deal and remains the basis of contemporary social work with the young.


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This study explores the origin and development of the American social welfare system. It demonstrates that the system of orphanages, child-placing agencies, reformatories, juvenile courts, and child guidance clinics established in Victorian Boston was a foundation for the New Deal and remains the basis of contemporary social work with the young.

7 review for Boston's Wayward Children: Social Services for Homeless Children 1830-1930

  1. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    A thorough accounting of Boston orphanages and child placement agencies in the 19th century, this book is full of facts and figures to delight any statistician. The effort is weakened, however, by Holloran's evident disdain of the orphanage system and the beliefs of those who operated them. A thorough accounting of Boston orphanages and child placement agencies in the 19th century, this book is full of facts and figures to delight any statistician. The effort is weakened, however, by Holloran's evident disdain of the orphanage system and the beliefs of those who operated them.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Fatima

    TCS 1999.Bostonians were determined to regain their prestige and power in some sector of the new national life.

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