The Discovery of Poverty in the United States

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In contrast to cultures that have accepted poverty as inevitable, Americans have tended to regard it as an abnormal condition, one that may be alleviated by a combination of social reform, hard work, and spiritual discipline. In a dispassionate way, Bremner was the first to critically examine the origins and transformations of American attitudes toward poverty and reform.

 

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PART ONE America Awakens to Poverty c 18301897
1
The Problem Emerges
3
Shifting Attitudes
16
The Charitable Impulse
31
The Rise of Social Work
46
Late NineteenthCentury Social Investigations
67
The Discovery of Poverty in Literature
86
The Poverty Theme in Art and Illustration
108
A Factual Generation
140
The Literary Record
164
Art for Lifes Sake
185
PART THREE
199
CONCLUSION The Price of Reform
260
A NOTE ON THE SOURCES
269
BIBLIOGRAPHY
309
INDEX
347

PART TWO The Search for Truth c 18971917
121
The New View of Poverty
123

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