From Charity to Social Work: Mary E. Richmond and the Creation of an American Profession

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Mary E. Richmond (1861-1928) was a contemporary of Jane Addams and an influential leader in the American charity organization movement. In this biography - the first in-depth study of Richmond's life and work - Elizabeth N. Agnew examines the contributions of this important, if hitherto under-valued, woman to the field of charity and to its development into professional social work. Orphaned at a young age and largely self-educated, Richmond initially entered charity work as a means of self-support, but came to play a vital ...

From Charity to Social Work: Mary E. Richmond and the Creation of an American Profession 2003, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252028755

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