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American Social Problems: An Introduction to the Study of Society

 By Henry Reed Burch, Samuel Howard Patterson

Contents

1
sociology, science of society, social psychology
12
natural selection, Charles Darwin, vestigial organs
23
Neanderthal, universal evolution, biological evolution
33
folkways, social control, French Revolution
44
natural environment, heredity, Euphrates
56
polygyny, Polyandry, Exogamy
67
phratry, city-state, slavery
79
birth rate, Thomas Malthus, center of population
94
Huguenots, Middle Colonies, Scotch-Irish
107
Slavs, immigration, Austro-Hungary
124
Caucasian race, slavery, Freedmen's Bureau
141
Industrial Revolution, census, night watch
158
Industrial Revolution, manorial, industrial society
168
sweat shop, child labor laws, social insurance
184
social surplus, inheritance taxes, Single Tax
200
Juke family, almshouses, hookworm
218
Elberfeld system, indoor relief, Charity organization societies
237
criminologists, criminal laws, inal
251
capital punishment, compurgation, John Howard
271
deaf, Epileptics, consanguineous
289
Committee of Fifty, malt liquors, Temperance movements
310
ancestor worship, Protestant Reformation, Roman Catholic Church
333
Thomas Huxley, tical, Petrarch
353
ancestor worship, separation of church, ancient Egypt

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After the execution of Charles I and the establishment of the Commonwealth, a number of royalist families fled to Virginia rather than submit to political conditions at home. - Page 96

These cannot care for themselves, nor learn to speak, and many are physically deformed and misshapen. Since they are generally shortlived and cannot reproduce, this class is not self-perpetuating. The group whose mentality may advance further, but is limited to that of a normal eight year old child, constitutes the imbecile class. Members of this group may live to maturity, but their mentality, actions, and conduct will be those of a young child. The "moron" represents the mental ability of normal... - Page 283

Science" in a very direct and simple way discusses such social, economic, and civic problems as citizens of the next generation will need to solve. - Page 386

... Suction tubes and blowers should be used to draw off this vitiated air from the atmosphere. Certain gases and fumes may also be both dangerous and poisonous. In such cases the work should be done in a helmet, or under a hood with a forced draft. In many of the chemical trades the work is of a similar dangerous character. A third source of danger lies in sudden changes of temperature and air pressure. When steel workers, or those employed near hot furnaces, feel the outside contact of the cold... - Page 177

Mt^' divorce rate is higher in the Protestant than in the Roman Catholic cantons. Some observers claim that the divorce rate is highest among those of no religious profession. The divorce rate is about four times as high among childless couples as among those having children. Of the million divorces granted between 1887 and 1906, Other Joets. - Page 320

Whereas the population in 1905 was little more than double that of 1870, divorces were six times as numerous. - Page 316

In the wider society, thus, there were powerful forces tending the bring about a relative levelling of the city as a whole. In face of the strong internal differentiation within the city, generally, the latter retained preponderance. At the close of the Middle Ages and at the beginning of modern times and so far as they did not become, as in Italy, monarchical city states, nearly all cities, Italian, English, French and German, were dominated by an urban patrician council or a corporation of burghers.... - Page 167

... lack of judgment prevents their exercising a wise economy in applying their earnings to the purchase of food, clothing, and other necessaries. Scarcity of funds also necessitates buying in small quantities and only for immediate consumption. Hence the poor are often over-charged. For these reasons, tactful settlement workers are carefully studying the manner in which the poor spend their small incomes and are seeking to advise them as to what constitutes wise economy. - Page 215

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by Henry Reed Burch, Samuel Howard Patterson - Social problems - 1929 - 381 pages
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by Henry Reed Burch, Samuel Howard Patterson - Social problems - 1918 - 381 pages
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Places mentioned in this book

Rome - Page 75
The cultures of Greece and Rome were products of slave civilizations. Slavery has been common in the past and has been justified by the folkways and ...
more pages: 64 142 219 235 238 239 290 313 326 335
Vineland, New Jersey - Page 285
The institution for the feeble-minded at Vineland, New Jersey, is deserving of special mention, for here Dr. Goddard has carried on his valuable ...
Chicago - Page 206
A similar sum was fixed upon after an investigation of the stockyard district of Chicago. There were, however, at that time five million industrial ...
more pages: 146 147 151 233
Philadelphia - Page 221
Most of our large cities, like New York and Philadelphia, have abandoned this policy. When it was abandoned in Brooklyn, it was surprising to note how ...
more pages: 147 207 208 217 273 319
Genoa - Page 145
for commerce and often arose where a natural break in transportation occurred. The famous cities of northern Italy, like Venice and Genoa, occupied.
Brooklyn - Page 221
When it was abandoned in Brooklyn, it was surprising to note how the appeals to private charitable organizations failed to show the increase that had ...
New York City - Page 99
The customs and characteristics of the Knickerbockers have colored New York. The Swedes settled at the mouth of the Delaware and named Christiana ...
more pages: 86 100 120 146 149 217 221 321
London - Page 96
Kidnappers smuggled over victims snatched from the streets of London, while prisoners were often given the choice between the gallows and the New ...
more pages: 39 143 202 217 238 260
Venice - Page 145
for commerce and often arose where a natural break in transportation occurred. The famous cities of northern Italy, like Venice and Genoa, occupied.
Madison - Page 96
The exodus of the cavaliers to the New World is responsible for such names as Washington, Marshall, Monroe and Madison in American history. ...
Boston, New York - Page 273
Schools Treatment for the blind were first established through pri- ofbhnd. vate funds in Boston, New York and Philadelphia ; but various states are ...
New Orleans - Page 146
Thus, Chicago taps the cattle and grain industry of the West and New Orleans exports much of the cotton of the South. ...
Savannah - Page 130
In spite of this fact, in certain cities like Jacksonville, Charleston and Savannah, about one-half of the population is composed of colored people. ...
Boston - Page 203
In 1903, twenty per cent of the population of the city of Boston were aided by public relief. In the same year, fourteen per cent of the families ...
more pages: 147
RICHMOND, ME - Page 236
RICHMOND, ME "Friendly Visiting." DEVINE, ET "The Spirit of Social Work." SMITH, SG "Social Pathology." Chapters on The Church and Charity, ...
San Francisco - Page 146
In Europe and America, we find cities located upon navigable waters, New York upon a bay, Chicago upon a lake and San Francisco upon the coast. ...
Dearborn - Page 147
No one would have dreamed that the site of Fort city Dearborn would become in fifty years the great planning. city of Chicago. ...
Albany, NY - Page 99
Their line Middle stretched from Fort Nassau (now Gloucester, Colonies: NJ) to Fort Orange (now Albany, NY). Their 0"gin' Long after the English ...
Budapest - Page 148
Vienna is one of the most magnificent cities in the world, while the glory of Budapest is unsurpassed. The water fronts of many European cities are a ...
Panama - Page 54
by a knowledge of the causes of their peculiar diseases such as yellow fever. 8. The sanitation campaign of the US Government in Cuba and Panama.
Galveston - Page 205
Illustrations of this fact are found in the Johnstown flood, in the San Francisco earthquake and in the storm at Galveston. ...
Munich - Page 343
The system of industrial training in Munich is well known. It provides a special elementary class devoted to instruction designed to link the school ...
Vancouver - Page 197
This principle has been applied in New Zealand, in European countries, in Vancouver and, in a modified form, in some of our own American states. ...
Nuremberg - Page 259
In the first quarter of the sixteenth century the public executioner at Nuremberg put to death eleven hundred and fifty-nine persons, ...
Paris - Page 147
Half a century ago Paris, in spite of the enormous expense involved in the demolition of valuable property, remodeled itself by a magnificent system ...
more pages: 142
Buffalo - Page 230
The pioneer American organization in societies. this field is ^ ┬žociety fof charity Organization, established in 1877, in the city of Buffalo. ...
Vienna - Page 148
Vienna is one of the most magnificent cities in the world, while the glory of Budapest is unsurpassed. The water fronts of many European cities are a ...
York - Page 202
Charles Booth made the first great investigation of its kind for London, and Rowntree undertook a similar study for the city of York. ...
Atlanta - Page 132
This method of punishment occasionally results in scenes of mob violence and anarchy, such as were witnessed in Atlanta in 1906. ...
Baltimore - Page 85
When the first census was taken in 1790 this center was located near Baltimore, but it has moved steadily westward through Maryland, Virginia, ...
Athens - Page 332
The position of women in ancient Athens and Rome. 2. The cost of social progress. 3. City life and divorce. 4. The problem of desertion. 5. ...
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