The New Deal as a Triumph of Social Work: Frances Perkins and the Confluence of Early Twentieth Century Social Work with Mid-Twentieth Century Politics and Government

  • Stephen Paul Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Stephen Paul Miller
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 161-162

About this book


The New Deal as a Triumph of Social Work concerns the 'hand' the New Deal plays from the perspective of early American History in which government and business cooperation is assumed and economic rights are addressed collectively whereas political rights are considered individually. The New Deal reconfigures this 'ratio' of rights by folding 'social work' into the aims of government. Miller describes the vital part Frances Perkins and her personal history play in this development.


American History government morality social work work

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Paul Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.St. John’s UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, New York
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-70785-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52781-3
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