Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 April 1994

240 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195089240

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Creating a Female Dominion in American Reform, 1890-1935

Robyn Muncy

Using the concept of a dominion, Muncy argues that during the Progressive era to the New Deal, female reformers built an interlocking set of organizations that attempted to control child welfare policy. By exploring that process, she illuminates the relationship between professionalization and reform, the origins and meaning of Progressive reform, and the role of women in creating the American welfare state.


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