ERIC Number: EJ826140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
The Temperance Movement and Social Work
Murdach, Allison D.
Social Work, v54 n1 p56-62 2009
This article examines a forgotten episode in social work history: the involvement of the profession in the temperance movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Though some notable social workers such as Jane Addams, Robert A. Woods, and Representative Jeannette Rankin (the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress), championed the temperance cause during this period, little is remembered of their efforts today. Suggestions are also drawn from this historical incident about current efforts in the profession to again deal with social justice issues on a national scale by reintroducing a more vigorous "moral element" into the profession's response to such problems.
Descriptors: Social Justice, United States History, Social Work, Drinking, Social Problems, Moral Values, Social Values
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States