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

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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.

Boston's Wayward Children, 1830-1930: Social Services for Homeless Children 1989, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

ISBN-13: 9780838632970

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