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Social Welfare Policy and History: The 20th Century View

This research guide highlights sources related to Social Welfare Policy and History.

The 20th Century View

Riis, Jacob. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890.

On the Lower East Side: Observations of Life in Lower Manhattan at the Turn of the Century
A collection of turn of the century articles and other documentary sources accompanied by introductory materials.

Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle. New York, Doubleday, 1906.
Novel focusing on the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the 20th century and often credited with being the catalyst for the establishment of the Food and Drug Administration and the subsequent meat industry inspection standards. An audio version also available.

Addams, Jane and Lillian D. Wald. Forty Years at Hull-House; being "Twenty Years at Hull-House and "The Second Twenty Years at Hull-House" New York, Macmillan Co., 1935.

Survey Graphic

Survey Graphic
Survey Graphic began publication in 1921 as a companion to The Survey, the premier social work journal in the 1920s. Written in a style that was accessible to the general public, Survey Graphic focused on important social issues such as race, housing, labor, unemployment, education and healthcare, and had considerable influence on public policy. 

 

NSU Brooks Library owns this periodicals: SURVEY GRAPHIC  Bound v.32-37; 1943-1949//

Volumes 22 to 37 (1933-1948) of the Survey Graphic are available online from the Internet Archive.

Selections from Survey Graphic are also available at the following sites:

The New Deal and African Americans