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Publisher Description

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 to understand how these new theories of poverty gave birth to new programs to assist the poor.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2012
December 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Indiana University Press
SELLER
Ingram DV LLC
SIZE
3.1
MB