Habits of Compassion Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York's Welfare System, 1830-1920

ISBN-10: 0252072820
ISBN-13: 9780252072826
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 1/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

In this study of Irish Catholic Sisters' highly successful work in founding charitable organisations in New York City from the famine through to the early 20th century, the author argues that it was this compassionate work with the poor that resulted in an explosion of state supported services and programmes.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Republican Mothers and Brides of Christ
Good Girls, Bad Girls, and the Great Hunger, 1845-70
Placing-Out and Irish Catholic Cultural Reproduction, 1848-64
Saving Children from the Child-Savers, 1864-94
"The Family" and "the Institution": The Roads to the White House, 1890-1909
The Immaculate Conception of the Welfare State, 1895-1920
Notes
Index

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