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Fighting poverty with virtue : moral reform and America's urban poor, 1825-2000

Schwartz, Joel, 1950-

Bloomington : Indiana University Press c2000

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  • Title:
    Fighting poverty with virtue : moral reform and America's urban poor, 1825-2000
  • Author/Creator: Schwartz, Joel, 1950-
  • Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press
  • Creation Date: c2000
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 353 p. ) ill..
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-342) and index.
  • Subjects: Urban poor -- United States -- History; Poverty -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-342) and index.
  • Contents: Part One: Moral Reform in the Past
    Principles and Intentions: Why Moral Reform was Undertaken
    The Virtues Taught by the Moral Reformers
    Diligence and its Difficulties
    Sobriety and Success
    Slavation through Saving?
    Family Values: More Than Just a Footnote
    Knowledge as Virtue: Why Moral Reform Could be Implemented
    Why Moral Reform was Hard to Achieve
    Part Two: The Critique and Rejection of Moral Reform
    The Decline of Laissez-Faire and the Critique of Moral Reform
    Introduction
    Jane Addams: The Compassionate Critique of the Industrial Virtues
    Walter Rauschenbusch: The Christian Critique of Prudence
    The Rejection of Moral Reform
    Part Three: The Contemporary Prospects for Moral Reform
    African Americans, Irish Americans, and Moral Reform: Historical Considerations
    The Contemporary Climate for Moral Reform
    The Contemporary Practice of Moral Reform: Urban Ministries, Public Policy, and the Promotion of Virtue.
  • Restrictions: Restrictions unspecified
  • OCLC Number: 43656998
    49852180
  • Identifier: ISBN0-253-10897-7;LCCN 00027603