The universe is a very serious place. Now, it has a leader with the captainlyness to confront the issues (and slimy aliens) that face it. Meet Captain Dave and the crew of the Delineator in their first book as they battle sliminess and pursue their exciting mission. Which has something to do with space.
Author: Matthew A. CRENSON
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2009-06-30
In 1996, America abolished its long-standing welfare system in favor of a new and largely untried public assistance program. Welfare as we knew it arose in turn from a previous generation's rejection of an even earlier system of aid. That generation introduced welfare in order to eliminate orphanages. This book examines the connection between the decline of the orphanage and the rise of welfare. Matthew Crenson argues that the prehistory of the welfare system was played out not on the stage of national politics or class conflict but in the micropolitics of institutional management. New arrangements for child welfare policy emerged gradually as superintendents, visiting agents, and charity officials responded to the difficulties that they encountered in running orphanages or creating systems that served as alternatives to institutional care. Crenson also follows the decades-long debate about the relative merits of family care or institutional care for dependent children. Leaving poor children at home with their mothers emerged as the most generally acceptable alternative to the orphanage, along with an ambitious new conception of social reform. Instead of sheltering vulnerable children in institutions designed to transform them into virtuous citizens, the reformers of the Progressive era tried to integrate poor children into the larger society, while protecting them from its perils.
Author: E. Wayne Carp
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 2009-12-14
Genre: Family & Relationships
"Includes research on adoption documents rarely open to historians . . . an important addition to the literature on adoption. Highly Recommended." ---Choice "Sheds new light on the roots of this complex and fascinating institution." ---Library Journal "Well-written and accessible . . . showcases the wide-ranging scholarship underway on the history of adoption." ---Adoptive Families "[T]his volume is a significant contribution to the literature and can serve as a catalyst for further research." ---Social Service Review Adoption affects an estimated 60 percent of Americans, but despite its pervasiveness, this social institution has been little examined and poorly understood. Adoption in America gathers essays on the history of adoptions and orphanages in the United States. Offering provocative interpretations of a variety of issues, including antebellum adoption and orphanages; changing conceptions of adoption in late-nineteenth-century novels; Progressive Era reform and adoptive mothers; the politics of "matching" adoptive parents with children; the radical effect of World War II on adoption practices; religion and the reform of adoption; and the construction of birth mother and adoptee identities, the essays in Adoption in America will be debated for many years to come.
Author: Benjamin Lefebvre
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Literary Criticism
The final volume of The L.M. Montgomery Reader, A Legacy in Review examines a long overlooked portion of Montgomery’s critical reception: reviews of her books. Although Montgomery downplayed the impact that reviews had on her writing career, claiming to be amused and tolerant of reviewers’ contradictory opinions about her work, she nevertheless cared enough to keep a large percentage of them in scrapbooks as an archive of her career. Edited by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre, this volume presents more than four hundred reviews from eight countries that raise questions about and offer reflections on gender, genre, setting, character, audience, and nationalism, much of which anticipated the scholarship that has thrived in the last four decades. Lefebvre’s extended introduction and chapter headnotes place the reviews in the context of Montgomery’s literary career and trace the evolution of attitudes to her work, and his epilogue examines the reception of Montgomery’s books that were published posthumously. A comprehensive account of the reception of Montgomery’s books, published during and after her lifetime, A Legacy in Review is the illuminating final volume of this important new resource for L.M. Montgomery scholars and fans around the world.
Author: Eric Homberger
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2004-09-01
Mrs Astor, queen of New York society in the decades before World War I, used her prestige to create a social aristocracy in the city. Mrs Astor's story, told here by Eric Homberger, sheds light on the origins, extravagant lifestyle, and social competitiveness of this aristocracy.
Excerpt from The Delineator, Vol. 53: A Journal of Fashion, Culture and Fine Arts; January, 1899 A corner showing an alcove window' and an entrance to another apartment is cleverly produced in the second illustration. The cosy corner having a deep window background is especially attractive and novel, and the low broad seat suggests a delightful resting-place. The seat is upholstered in an Oriental fabric showing bril liant colorings. Pillows to correspond would be an essential feature. At the top of this seat is placed a grille which serves the double purpose of ornamenta tion and protection for the window. Shades are used directly against the window, while falling from a pole attached behind the cornice is a drapery of heavy silk harmoniously blending with the colors in the seat cover ing. At one end of the doorway is built a fitment at the top of which a Moorish grille is attractively placed; an open space intervenes, and then a lattice grille is adjusted beneath. In this lower grille an Open ing is made with a shelf upon which rests a vase. The work below is close and solid. A drapery of silk like that used in the window falls from a pole at the top of the grille across the doorway. From the ceiling directly in front of the door is hung a gorgeous Oriental lantern whichshedsvari-colored light. The walls are hung with dark-red cartridge paper having a frieze and wainscoting relieved by green and gold. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.