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Julia Lathrop: Social Service and Progressive Government

Julia Lathrop: Social Service and Progressive Government (Trade Paperback / Paperback, annotated edition)

By Cohen, Miriam

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Julia Lathrop was a social servant, government activist, and social scientist who expanded notions of women s proper roles in public life during the early 1900s. Appointed as chief of the U.S. Children s Bureau, created in 1912 to promote child welfare, she was the first woman to... head a United States federal agency. Throughout her life, Lathrop challenged the social norms of the time and became instrumental in shaping Progressive reform. She began her career at Hull House in Chicago, the nation s most famous social settlement, where she worked to improve public and private welfare for poor people, helped establish America s first juvenile court, and pushed for immigrant rights. Lathrop was also co-founder of one of America s first schools of social work. Later in life she became a leader in the League of Women Voters and an advisor on child welfare to the League of Nations. Following Lathrop s life from her childhood and college education through her social service and government work, this book gives an overview of her enduring contribution to progressive politics, women s employment, and women s education. It also offers a look at how one influential woman worked within the bounds of traditional conventions about gender, race, and class, and also pushed against them.
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ISBN 9780813348032
Released NZ 29 Mar 2017
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, annotated edition
Series Lives of American Women
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780813348032
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint Westview Press Inc
Released 29 Mar 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, annotated edition
Edition annotated edition
Author(s) By Cohen, Miriam
Series Lives of American Women
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
American history: c 1800 to c 1900
Women's Studies
Number of Pages 212
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 249g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Women social reformers - United States, Women social workers - United States, Lathrop, Julia Clifford, Women in charitable work - United States
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text College/higher education