Documents of American Social Welfare History
Designed to support an inductive approach to learning, each chapter presents the reader with a socially significant primary document, ranging from colonial American essays to modern day legal decisions. Students are provided with background information, discussion questions, timelines, photographs, links to view each document in full online, and more to encourage critical thinking and consideration of the practical application of each document. They are challenged to think beyond the text, explore additional resources, and evaluate how each document contributes to the “big picture” of social welfare history in the United States.
Chronicling more than 500 years of documentation and information, yet focused and foundational in subject matter, Documents of American Social Welfare History is ideal for courses in social welfare history, social work, and sociology.