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Historical Research

Elizabeth Ann Danto


What, exactly, was the Charity Organization Society? Was it a cluster of affluent women imposing their moral propriety on the poor in the early 20th century? Or was it the first concerted effort to professionalize previously random, subjective allocations of benefits and entitlements? This book is a guide to the systematic exploration of such questions and debates in social work and social welfare history. Mastering how to pose historical questions is as essential as finding the answers. This book offers practical research tools: how to design a study, select primary sources, understand the vo ... More

Keywords: social work, social welfare history, historical questions, historical study design, primary sources, archives, special collections

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195333060
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333060.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Ann Danto, author
Foundations of Social Work Practice, Hunter College School of Social Work