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Building the Invisible Orphanage

A Prehistory of the American Welfare System

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674005549

Publication Date: 03/16/2001

Short

400 pages

5-11/16 x 8-7/8 inches

10 halftones, 1 table

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Decline of the Orphanage and the Invention of Welfare
  • 2. The Institutional Inclination
  • 3. Two Dimensions of Institutional Change
  • 4. Institutional Self-Doubt and Internal Reform
  • 5. From Orphanage to Home
  • 6. The Orphanage Reaches Outward
  • 7. “The Unwalled Institution of the State”
  • 8. The Perils of Placing Out
  • 9. “The Experiment of Having No Home”
  • 10. Mobilizing for Mothers’ Pensions
  • 11. Religious Wars
  • Conclusion: An End to the Orphanage
  • Notes
  • Index

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