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Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL 33431-6424)
Raymond A. Mohl (Project Director: September 1972 to present)

Poverty and Social Welfare in the Preindustrial American City, 1780-1840

To conduct a comparative study of the social welfare history of major American cities in the preindustrial period. Through research in the published and manuscript records of city government and philanthropic reform groups, and in the writings and correspondence of humanitiarian leaders, the validity of several theories for Boston, Baltimore, Charleston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and a few other cities will be tested.

Project fields:
History, General

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1972 – 5/31/1973