In the Web of Class

Delinquents and Reformers in Boston, 1810s-1930s

Eric C. Schneider

NYU Press (publisher)

"An analytic overview of the history of social welfare and juvenile justice in Boston..[Schneider] traces cogently the origins, development, and ultimate failure of Protestant and Catholic reformers' efforts to ameliorate working-class poverty and juvenile delinquency."—Choice"Anyone who wants to understand why America's approach to juvenile justice doesn't work should read In the Web of Class."—Michael B. Katz,University of Pennsylvania

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