Tracing the evolution of social welfare from the early African origins of humankind through the New Millennium, A New History of Social Welfare, 6/e, provides a detailed analysis of social welfare in the United States. Comprehensive yet engaging, Phyllis Day makes history exciting and engaging and encourages readers to reflect on the material.
New in the Sixth Edition–
- A section on the Bush/Cheney administration and its impact on social welfare and: the American economy in general; the freezing of social welfare expenses in exchange for war expenses; the use of religion in the continuing fight against women; the turn to neoconservatism in the Supreme Court.
- A section detailing discrimination in society (Our "Ism"-Ridden Society) and: women; Hurricane Katrina as racism; the immigration issue as discrimination against Hispanic people; and discrimination against American citizens who are Muslims.
- A section on the changing face of health care vis a vis Medicare, SCHIP, and: veterans, both in terms of lack of preparedness for their Iraq War influx and the lack of attention to the wounded and PTSD care, including suicides.
- A new look at the historic place of poverty in Islam
- A discussion of the place of social workers in this neoconservative political economy.