The Century Volume 70

The Century Volume 70

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...a similar institution, but on a broader basis, for America: what may be called a clearing-house for human betterment. In the year I898 he was enabled partly to realize his own ideal in the formation of what is now known by its new name of the American Institute for Social Service, --an institution of which he is himself president, and Dr. W. H. Tolman is director. This institute represents what may be called the American idea of a Musee Social, which includes the functions of the admirable Paris foundation, but only awaits a proper endowment to cover the whole field of social betterment. It seems to us that this is one of the most practical and hopeful ideas ever formulated, and we are not surprised that the Institute has enlisted the support of statesmen like President Roosevelt and exPresident Cleveland, who are among its Associates, and that the idea has been taken up energetically in other countries, the movement in some cases being directly inspired by the American Institute, and in the case of Great Britain having, in its beginnings, the personal cooperation of the founder and president of the American Institute. The Swedish Institute of Social Service was directly modeled on the American Institute of Social Service. The work of such clearing-houses for human betterment is not merely remedial, but preventive. The American Institute includes among its proposed features such a museum of safety as the museums at Amsterdam, Milan, Munich, Charlottenburg, and Paris, where are shown, and in some cases operated, appliances connected with machinery for the prevention of accidents. It proposes also a department--greatly needed--of comparative legislation, to register the laws on social subjects as they are passed in every American...show more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 835g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812484
  • 9781236812483