Habits of Compassion: Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York's Welfare System, 1830-1920

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Habits of Compassion is a study of Irish-Catholic Sisters' tremendously successful work in founding charitable organizations in New York City from the famine through the early 20th century. Maureen Fitzgerald argues that it was these nuns' championing of the rights of the poor--especially poor women--that resulted in an explosion of state-supported services and programs. Unlike Protestant reformers who argued that aid should be meagre and provisional (based on means-testing) to avert widespread dependence, Irish-Catholic ...

Habits of Compassion: Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York's Welfare System, 1830-1920 2006, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252072826

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Habits of Compassion: Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York's Welfare System, 1830-1920 2006, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252030345

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