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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press; 6 Sub edition (December 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684854716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684854717
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #242,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Social Work Trattner writes clearly and simply. It is a pleasure to read a book that one not only understands but that stimulates hope in the future from insights drawn from the past.

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It was a good read and I found the material engaging.
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Other than a few minor pencil marks, which came out easily, this book was as good as new; a great value!
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Professors would be well advised to include this in their classroom.
Susan M. Craun

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Susan M. Craun on June 19, 2011
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I am doing research on our local poor farm and this has given me more information than I have ever imagined. It definitely starts at the beginning of care for and of the poor and follows through to the end. Trattner has done an excellent job covering the poor laws to modern day social welfare in a comprehensive and straight-forward manner. I have found the book intriguing and thought provoking. Well written to the point that researcher and layman alike can read this book and find it to be a valuable resource.

Professors would be well advised to include this in their classroom. Definitely a book to keep on my shelf for years to come.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By JOSHUA J DIVINE on June 9, 2000
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Trattner takes the reader back in time to define how modern American has developed its current welfare state. Certainly this is a task that cannot be fully done in only 400 pages. The only weakness in this book is that it is too brief. It does not go into enough detail, but it is comprehensive enough to give a solid introduction to the modern American welfare state and the issues that face America's poor. This is a good book.
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This is really interesting and actually reads as a story - the story of welfare/caring for others in America. It's actually fascinating how it impacts us TODAY and policy and health care and non-profits. Definitely read.
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Very detailed! Plus I needed it for class! And it was inexpensive! It is easy to read and follow! Thx
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By Carly Bea on January 13, 2014
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I am a Master of Social Work student and purchased this for a Policy class. It was a good read and I found the material engaging.
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By Erin M on October 25, 2013
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Read it as required reading for an msw class. Really interesting and enjoyable read for something I had to read for school.
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Chapters short. Check. Easy to understand with no stuffy language. Check. Kindle price:$11. Check. What more could you want in a comprehensive history book?
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By Zhizhi on October 2, 2013
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This book is almost a brand new one! This is beyond my expectation. I have not read it yet, but it's a required book...
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