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In the Web of Class: Delinquents and Reformers in Boston, 1810s-1930s (American Social Experience) Paperback – August 1, 1993

ISBN-13: 978-0814779811 ISBN-10: 0814779816

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"An analytic overview of the history of social welfare and juvenile justice in Boston..[Schneider] traces cogently the origins, development, and ultimate failure of Protestant and Catholic reformers' efforts to ameliorate working-class poverty and juvenile delinquency." --Choice"Anyone who wants to understand why America's approach to juvenile justice doesn't work should read In the Web of Class." --Michael B. Katz,University of Pennsylvania

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Eric C. Schneider is an Assistant Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences Iof the University of Pennsylvania, where he also teaches in the American Civilization and Urban Studies programs.

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I am interested in how space defines people and people define space, how advantage and disadvantage are spatially concentrated, and how people negotiate community and define themselves socially in the city.

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