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Frank Annunziata
Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)

The Reform Tradition in America

To compare antebellum reformers concerned with temperance, penal reform, religious perfectionism, utopian socialism, women's rights, abolitionism and education with reformers of opposing views. Themes to be investigate include: the regenerate individual; the reform mentality and state intervention; the moral and religious dimension in social reform; state control via a permanent managerial role for public officials; the reformer s social manager; intellectual elites and "deprived groups", social welfare legislation and institutional stability; efficiency and social control mechanisms; the intellectual critique of materialism and the competitive commercial ethos.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$14,000 (approved)
$14,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1975 – 8/31/1976