In the Web of Class

In the Web of Class

Delinquents and Reformers in Boston, 1810s-1930s

The American Social Experience

by Eric C. Schneider

Published by: NYU Press

274 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814779811
  • Published: August 1993



"An analytic overview of the history of social welfare and juvenile justice in Boston..[Schneider] traces cogently the origins, development, and ultimate failure of Protestant and Catholic reformers' efforts to ameliorate working-class poverty and juvenile delinquency."
Choice"Anyone who wants to understand why America's approach to juvenile justice doesn't work should read In the Web of Class."
—Michael B. Katz,University of Pennsylvania