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Author Ehrenreich, John, 1943-
Title The altruistic imagination : a history of social work and social policy in the United States / John H. Ehrenreich.
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1985.

Author Ehrenreich, John, 1943-
Subject Social service -- United States -- History.
United States -- Social policy.
Public Policy -- United States.
Social Work -- history -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (271 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-264) and index.
Contents The origins of American social policy -- Casework and the emergence of social work as a profession -- The construction of the welfare state -- The crisis in social work, 1929-1945 -- Social policy in the affluent society, 1945-1960 -- Kennedy, Johnson, and the great society -- A house divided: the second crisis in social work, 1960-1980 -- The next phase.
Note Print version record.
Summary Social work and social policy in the United States have always had a complex and troubled relationship. In this book, John H. Ehrenreich offers a critical interpretation of their intertwined histories.
ISBN 9780801471230 (electronic bk.)
0801471230 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 869282481
Additional Format Print version: Ehrenreich, John, 1943- Altruistic imagination 0801417643 (DLC) 84045807 (OCoLC)11495899

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