The History of Social Work in America

Explore the history of social work in America.

Make sure that you look at these areas, specifically discussing programs and policies that apply to each era: Colonial America, Charity Societies, Progressive Era, New Deal, and Great Society. Do you agree that the expansion of social work was the result of increasing inequality and poverty in the context of high productivity and economic progress? Can we consider that contemporary social work organizations are the product of an evolutionary process?