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Settlement Houseslocked

  • Carol Neuls-Bates

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Beginning in the late 1880s, settlement houses were founded by middle-class Progressives to provide education, recreation, and material help to large numbers of non-English speaking immigrants in urban areas of the Northeast and Midwest, as well as to bring about social reform to alleviate the causes of poverty. The prototype was Toynbee Hall, established in London in ...

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