"A Settlement house worker visits a newly-arrived family"

Progressive reformers established settlement houses to aid new immigrants and instill American middle class values. Some social workers were sympathetic to the immigrants' problems and helped publicize their plight. Others were critical of immigrant cultures and sought to cleanse newcomers of their "backward" customs.

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Source | People's Institute papers, "A Settlement house worker visits a newly-arrived family," General Research Division, New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations; from Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl viewer's guide, http://ashp.cuny.edu/ashp-documentaries/heaven-will-protect-the-working-girl/.
Creator | Unknown
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Unknown, “"A Settlement house worker visits a newly-arrived family",” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed July 29, 2014, http://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1090.