Description : "This valuable contribution to women's studies includes the stories of more than 400 women from 64 countries and brings into the limelight many forgotten movements and personalities that have had major impacts on history. Readers will be inspired by the fascinating biographies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.
Description : Contains over 230 alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about the men and women, institutions, and events that characterized the American Settlement Movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, focusing on the main currents of the movement.
Description : The New Encyclopedia of Social Reform was first published in 1908 under the chief editorship of William D.P. Bliss, an American clergyman and leading figure in the Christian socialist movement. It contains a vast number of entries on virtually everything and everybody of interest in the liberal and radical thought of the day. Contributors range across the left-wing political spectrum from liberal democrats through Fabian socialists to early communists. They include H.H. Asquith, Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Edward Bellamy, Lord Brassey, William Jennings Bryan, Lord Cromer, Henry Rider Haggard, Prince Peter Kropotkin, Christabel Pankhurst, Upton Sinclair, Leo Tolstoy, Booker T. Washington and Sidney Webb.
Description : The Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America is a unique reference book that provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in North America, including Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Since many themes and issues are similar in the three nations, entries provide comparative information about common as well as distinctive concerns and developments. Significant events, influential people, legislation, social problems, and societal responses are described in detail. Editors include specialists in the social welfare history of each nation, and they have collaborated with scholars from a variety of academic disciplines to prepare entries of varying length addressing these issues. Included in each entry are suggestions for further reading that will guide readers to the rich resources available for learning about the history of North American social welfare. The Encyclopedia also provides cross-references for important topics.