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Author Smuts, Alice Boardman.

Title Science in the service of children, 1893-1935 / Alice Boardman Smuts ; with the assistance of Robert W. Smuts [and others]
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 381 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Three movements, one goal -- Save the child and save the nation : the rise of social feminism and social research -- G. Stanley Hall and the child study movement -- Scientific child rearing, organized motherhood, and parent education -- Social welfare reformers and reform-minded scientists -- The Children's Bureau under Julia Lathrop : government at its best -- From juvenile delinquency research to child guidance -- Better crops, better pigs, better children : the Iowa Child Welfare Research Station -- The children's decade -- Child development research : preventive politics -- Out of step with his times : Arnold Gesell and the Yale Clinic -- The child guidance movement : another approach to preventive politics -- Child guidance becomes child psychiatry -- The Children's Bureau under Grace Abbott : uphill all the way -- Epilogue: What happened to the early movements? : the child development field after World War II
Summary Smuts recounts the role of social reformers, philanthropists and progressive scientists, who established new institutions with new ways of studying children. Part history of science and part social history, this book describes an era when the normal child was studied for the first time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Child development -- Research -- United States -- History.
Child rearing -- United States -- History.
Child welfare -- United States -- History.
Children -- Research -- United States -- History.
Child Development.
Child Welfare -- history.
Child Rearing -- history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Smuts, Robert W.
LC no. 2005023925
ISBN 0300108974 (alk. paper)
0300128479 (electronic bk.)
9780300108972 (alk. paper)
9780300128475 (electronic bk.)