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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Riis, Jacob August

Larraine M. Edwards.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work. 252 words.

Jacob August Riis (1848–1914) came to America in 1870 from Denmark and worked as a police reporter in New York City for 22 years. In addition to his realistic descriptions of slum...

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De Forest, Robert Weeks

Jean K. Quam.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work. 264 words.

Robert Weeks De Forest (1848–1931) was a lawyer, philanthropist, and social reformer. He is credited with developing the New York School of Philanthropy and the Russell Sage Foundation. He...

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Robert Weeks De Forest

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

(1848–1931) Robert Weeks De Forest, president of the New York Charity Organization Society from 1888 to 1931, was a lawyer, philanthropist, and social reformer. A native New Yorker, he was...

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Clay, Rotha Mary (1878–1961), historian and social worker

Nicholas Orme.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Education; History. 863 words.

Clay, Rotha Mary (1878–1961), historian and social worker, was born at the vicarage, Child's Hill, Hendon, Middlesex, on 17 September 1878, one of twelve children of John Harden Clay...

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Hoge, Jane Currie Blaikie

Michelle E. Osborn and Elizabeth D. Schafer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1262 words.

Hoge, Jane Currie Blaikie (31 July 1811–26 August 1890), Civil War relief leader and welfare laborer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of George D. Blaikie, a wealthy...

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Montagu, Lilian Helen [Lily] (1873–1963), feminist and social worker

Geoffrey Alderman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1259 words.

Montagu, Lilian Helen [Lily] (1873–1963), feminist and social worker, was born at 96 Lancaster Gate, London, on 22 December 1873, the sixth of the ten children of Samuel Montagu, first...

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