She Has Found Herself, and He Will Make a Good American

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780226653631
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226653662 | DOI:
She Has Found Herself, and He Will Make a Good American

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This chapter describes the experience of social workers Zillah Nelson and Annie Lee of the Children's Aid Association with a young man Patrick who wanted to marry his girlfriend who was called Mary. It discusses how Nelson and Lee helped the couple improve themselves and eventually got married. This chapter explains that looking at the case files in Boston during the 1920s reveal how social workers explored and understood social problems, both at the intimate scale of the client and the broader scale of the society.

Keywords: social workers; Zillah Nelson; Annie Lee; Children's Aid Association; Boston; social problems

Chapter.  4407 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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