From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, more Americans belonged to fraternal societies than to any other kind of voluntary association, with the possible exception of churches. Despite the stereotypical image of the lodge as the exclusiv
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From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social ...
David T. Beito
Limited preview - 2003
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Page 1 - The tendency to join fraternal organizations for the purpose of obtaining care and relief in the event of sickness and insurance for the family in case of death is well-nigh universal. To the laboring classes and those of moderate means they offer many advantages not to be had elsewhere.