From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Political Science - 320 pages
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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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Beito does a very good job exploring the number of ways in which traditional fraternal organizations, founded on the principles of mutual aid, promoted social welfare in the US until the rise of the ... Read full review

Contents

This Enormous Army
5
Teaching Habits of Thrift and Economy
17
Not as Gratuitous Charity
44
The Child City
63
From the Cradle to the Grave
87
The Lodge Practice Evil Reconsidered
109
It Almost Bled the System White
130
It Substitutes Paternalism for Fraternalism
143
Our Dreams Have All Come True
161
Our Temple of Health
181
The End of the Golden Age
204
Vanishing Fraternalism?
222
NOTES
235
SOURCES ON FRATERNALISM AND RELATED TOPICS
291
INDEX
307
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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.

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David T. Beito is assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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