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A right to childhood : the U.S. Children's Bureau and child welfare, 1912-46 / Kriste Lindenmeyer.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: HV741 .L525 1997

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    This is the first work to trace the development of U.S. child welfare policy during the first half of the twentieth century. In it, Kriste Lindenmeyer unflinchingly examines the bureau's successes and failures. She analyzes infant and maternal mortality, the promotion of child health care, child labor reform, and the protection of children with "special needs," all from the bureau's inception during the Progressive Era through World War II.

    During its heyday, the Children's Bureau contributed significantly to the growing recognition of childhood as a special time with specific needs. The agency was the source of many of today's most controversial federal programs: maternal and child health funding, juvenile delinquency policy, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and child labor restrictions. The meaningful accomplishments and the demise of the Children's Bureau have much to tell parents, politicians, and policy makers everywhere.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Lindenmeyer, Kriste, 1955-
    Published
    Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1997
    Locale
    United States
    Contents
    1. The Origins of a Federal Bureau for Children, 1900-1912
    2. The Bureau Goes to Work, 1912-13
    3. Expanding the Bureau through a Blueprint for Maternal and Child Health, 1914-20
    4. Saving Mothers and Babies: Designing and Implementing a National Maternity and Infancy Act, 1918-30
    5. The Children's Bureau and Child Labor Reform, 1912-32
    6. When Families Fail: Defining Social Policy for Children with "Special Needs," 1912-30
    7. A Policy for Security: The Children's Bureau and the Great Depression, 1929-39
    8. "Children in a Democracy": The Children's Bureau and World War II, 1940-46
    Conclusion: The Children's Bureau and "A Right to Childhood."
    Notes
    Originally presented as the author's thesis.
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-359) and index.
    1. The Origins of a Federal Bureau for Children, 1900-1912 -- 2. The Bureau Goes to Work, 1912-13 -- 3. Expanding the Bureau through a Blueprint for Maternal and Child Health, 1914-20 -- 4. Saving Mothers and Babies: Designing and Implementing a National Maternity and Infancy Act, 1918-30 -- 5. The Children's Bureau and Child Labor Reform, 1912-32 -- 6. When Families Fail: Defining Social Policy for Children with "Special Needs," 1912-30 -- 7. A Policy for Security: The Children's Bureau and the Great Depression, 1929-39 -- 8. "Children in a Democracy": The Children's Bureau and World War II, 1940-46 -- Conclusion: The Children's Bureau and "A Right to Childhood."

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    0252022750
    9780252022753
    0252065778
    9780252065774
    Physical Description
    xi, 368 pages ; 24 cm

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