From Charity to Social Work

From Charity to Social Work : Mary E. Richmond and the Creation of an American Profession

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Examiantion of the development of modern social work from its roots in late 19th Century charity through the 1920's, focusing on the life and leadership of Mary E. Richmond. Highlights the important role of charity organization philosophy in the transformation from voluntary charity to professional social work.show more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160.02 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252028759
  • 9780252028755
  • 1,303,285

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"Elizabeth Agnew is a wonderful stylist, and in this stimulating work she examines the life of a woman who at every turn defied the traditional stereotype of the charity worker. A significant contribution to the history of social work." -- Susan Curtis, author of A Consuming Faith: The Social Gospel and Modern American Cultureshow more

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