Almost Worthy: The Poor, Paupers, and the Science of Charity in America, 1877-1917

Almost Worthy: The Poor, Paupers, and the Science of Charity in America, 1877-1917

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In the 1880s, social reform leaders warned that the "unworthy" poor were taking charitable relief intended for the truly deserving. Armed with statistics and confused notions of evolution, these "scientific charity" reformers founded organizations intent on limiting access to relief by the most morally, biologically, and economically unfit. Brent Ruswick examines a prominent national organization for scientific social reform and poor relief in Indianapolis in order… (more)

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Publisher: Indiana University Press (September 01, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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