Welfare Politics in Boston, 1910-1940

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INDEX
adequate support, 27, 36, 41, 48, 51, 67, 70, 111, 114
African Americans, 9, 10, 11, 88, 92, 94, 104–5, 121, 127 n.6, 128 n.8, 150 n.40
aid in kind, 13, 17
Aid to Dependent Children (ADC), 5, 108, 110–2, 113–6, 156 n.51. See also Mothers' Aid
Amenta, Edwin, 150 n.1
Americanization, 78
Archdiocese of Boston. See Catholic Archdiocese
Associated Charities (AC), 14, 15–8, 40, 73, 77, 146 n.12. See also Family Welfare Society (FWS); Protestant charities
Associated Jewish Philanthropies (AJP), 86–7, 98. See also Federated Jewish Charities (FJC); Jewish charities
Baker, Paula, 136 n.31
Bardwell, Francis, 109
blacks. See African Americans
boss, 10, 54, 64
Boston, 8–12; charitable institutions, 10–1; charity system, 13–5, 31, 39, 121; compared with other cities, 11; and Depression, 91–5; political setting, 9–10, 54, 120–1; social context, 8–9, 54; social mobility in, 9
Boston College, 82, 148 n.27
Boston Provident Association (BPA), 14, 15–8, 40, 73–9, 87, 97, 146 n.11, 147 n.13, 153 n.15. See also Protestant charities
Brackett, Jeffrey R., 78, 87
Brandeis, Louis, 33
breadwinner, 3, 4, 12, 29, 30, 49, 53, 59, 60, 77, 89, 93, 96, 104, 119, 120, 122
cases. See recipients
case studies, 46–8, 76, 86, 99
caseworkers. See social workers
casework methodology, 3, 17, 68, 72, 76, 85, 87, 88. See also social work
categorical aid programs, 5, 90, 106, 108–12
Catholic Archdiocese (Boston), 18–9, 20, 81–2, 98
Catholic Charitable Bureau, 18–21, 33, 38, 50, 79–84, 88–9, 96, 152 n.13. See also Catholic charities
Catholic charities, 70–9, 121–2; and Council of Social Agencies, 75, 88–9; on dependency, 80, 82–3, 96; on family relations, 20, 82–3; leaders of, 18, 20, 38, 80, 88; and Mothers' Aid, 50–1, 79–80; and New Deal, 98; on old age pensions, 33, 38, 81; on poverty, 19, 35; and public welfare, 19, 73, 79–80, 98; on social work, 20–1, 82; on unemployment, 22, 96; and widows' pension campaign, 33, 35, 38, 131 n.13; on women, 3–4, 20, 22, 50–1, 79, 82–3, 149 n.33. See also private charities
Catholicism, 83, 98, 149 n.28
Catholics, 15, 19–20, 45, 81, 82, 96, 98; influence, 6, 80; Irish, 9, 127 n.8
charities. See private charities
Charity Building, 13–4, 80, 95, 99. See also Hawkins Street; public welfare: building
Children's Aid Society, 40
Children's Bureau, 46, 47
child welfare, 19, 21, 26, 34–5, 38, 81
City Charter, 54–5, 67, 140 n.5, 142 n.17
City Council, 26, 56–9, 106; and Mothers' Aid, 63–4; and New Deal, 106; and Old Age Assistance, 110; and Overseers, 60–1, 63, 100, 101, 102–4; and poverty, 59, 101; and private charities, 59; and social work, 62, 63; and unemployment, 59–60; and welfare recipients, 61–4, 101–4; and work relief, 105
Civil War pensions, 101, 118, 151 n.2

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  • Title Page *
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  • Preface ix
  • Abbreviations xv
  • Welfare Politics in Boston, 1910–1940 *
  • Introduction: Placing Welfare History in Boston 1
  • 1 - Boston's Charity System 13
  • 2 - Mothers' Aid, 1910–1919 27
  • 3 - Politics and Public Welfare, 1920–1929 52
  • 4 - Private Charities, 1920–1929 72
  • 5 - The Thirties 90
  • Conclusion Placing Boston in Social Policy Theories 117
  • Notes 125
  • Index 159
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