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Handbooks for Practical Workers in Church and Philanthropy
SAMUEL MACAULEY JACKSON PROFESSOR OF CHURCH HISTORY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
C. R. HENDERSON
PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
78 FIFTH AVENUE
THE subject of this little book is full of interest, whatever may prove true of the treatment. The publishers have found a public demand for information. The Settlement is something new in the methods of philanthropy. It seems to have elements of great and permanent value. Like all novel and picturesque social movements, its chief dangers come from inexperienced and impetuous interpreters and representatives.
The plan of this discussion is simple. In the first part the characteristic traits of the movement are presented in brief form, the Settlements are regarded as distinct growths, each with features peculiar to itself. In the second part the historic phenomena are surveyed in order to discern the essential ideals which are giving shape and inspiration to the work. In the third part attention is directed to practical methods, and to suggestions for those who wish to establish Settlements or to give their support in money or service. In each part many passages are literally transcribed from the pages of actual workers. It seemed best to 1.