The publication of Upton Sinclair’s book,The Jungle, exposed unsanitary conditions in the meatpacking industry, generating widespread public support for federal inspection of meatpacking plants.
The Grand Island Public Library held a Victorian Tea Party in recognition of Edith Abbott’s 140th birthday.
Dissatisfied with social work focusing too much on individuals and not addressing the social causes of distress, a number of practitioners launched Case Con, which described itself as a revolutionary magazine for social workers. The first issue appeared in 1970 and stopped being published in 1977 after 25 issues. The title Case Con referred to case conferences but also to the con, the dishonest trick, of reducing structural social problems to individual client`s own responsibility
More than one hundred Aboriginal people march on Parliament Hill, to protest the elimination of Aboriginal rights in the proposed constitution, on November 16, 1981.
DIVINING AN ANSWER: J.B. Rhine’s early experiments at Duke University employed a set of cards named “the Zener deck” after its inventor, Karl Zener, one of Rhine’s collaborators. The deck consists of 25 cards, with five of each symbol: square, circle, cross, squiggly lines, and star. Here, Rhine is shown testing a woman for ESP using the cards in the presence of an assistant (right).
In the late 1930s the Lancashire town of Bolton witnessed a ground-breaking social experiment. Over three years, a team of ninety observers recorded, in painstaking detail, the everyday lives of ordinary working people at work and play – in the pub, dance hall, factory and on holiday. Their aim was to create an ‘anthropology of ourselves’.
Early 20th century photos from the Philadelphia Home for Infants, which merged with the Children’s Aid Society.
Orphaned or abandoned children in search of new families traveled west on trains like this one to Kansas, c. 1900.