Settlement Folk: Social Thought and the American Settlement Movement, 1885-1930

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Mina Carson deftly merges social and intellectual history to reconsider the settlement movement its Anglo-American roots and evolution, its conflicts and accomplishments. Carson focuses her study on the careers and ideas of settlement founders and leaders, among them Jane Addams, Robert Woods, Mary Simkhovitch, Lillian Wald, and Graham Taylor. She demonstrates how these influential, often charismatic leaders appropriated and adapted certain Victorian values such as the Social Gospel and the religion of character to their ...

Settlement Folk: Social Thought and the American Settlement Movement, 1885-1930 1990, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226095011

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