This reader features the most influential and insightful writings of Grace Abbott (1878 1939), a tireless and brilliant social reformer in the early twentieth century. These writings contributed to the development of social programs that safeguarded mothers and children, protected immigrants from abuse, and rescued child laborers from the appalling conditions of the time. Framed by reminiscences and observations on her life by her sister, Edith Abbott, and other important historical figures, these writings recapture a ...

The Grace Abbott Reader 2008, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803215900

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