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400 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190886608

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New York's Newsboys

Charles Loring Brace and the Founding of the Children's Aid Society

Karen M. Staller

  • Based on extensive archival research and primary documents
  • Carefully contextualized (historically, politically, and socially) to help readers understand the conditions of the mid-nineteenth century
  • Engagingly written and accessible for a wide reading audience at all levels
  • Lays out a comprehensive foundation for understanding the roots of social work practice and social welfare reform
  • Illustrates an integrated, ambitious anti-poverty program (well beyond the already-told story of CAS's "orphan trains")
  • Pre-dates the "child saving" efforts of the progressive era
  • Richly illustrated with historical photos, prints, and archival documents