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Beveridge, Lord William  

James Midgley

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Lord William Beveridge (1879–1963) was one of the founders of the British welfare state. His report of 1942 formed the basis for the Labour Government's social policies between 1945 and ... More

Blackey, Eileen  

Margaret Daniel

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Apr 2008
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Eileen Blackey (1902–1979) was a social worker and consultant who helped establish schools of social work in Hawaii and at Hebrew University in Israel. She was Dean of the School of Social ... More

Bogardus, Emory  

Frances Feldman and Haluk Soydan

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Apr 2008
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Emory Bogardus (1882–1973) established the first Sociology Department in the West in 1915. His study on “social distance” is still used to examine cultural, ethnic, and religious ... More

Böszörményi-Nagy, Ivan  

Carole Zugazaga

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Ivan Böszörményi-Nagy (1920–2007) was a Hungarian-American psychiatrist and one of the founders of the field of family therapy. He emigrated from Hungary to the United States in 1950.

Brace, Charles Loring  

Jean K. Quam

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Charles Loring Brace (1826–1890) was a writer, minister, and social reformer. He worked with homeless children, initiating child welfare services, and was the founder and executive ... More

Brager, George  

Stephen Holloway

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George Brager (1922–2003) was a social work educator, administrator, and social activist who worked primarily in New York City. He developed innovative community programs which had ... More

Breckinridge, Sophonisba Preston  

Jean K. Quam

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Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1866–1948) was an educator and social activist, based in Chicago. She taught the first course in public welfare administration and developed a postgraduate ... More

Briar, Scott  

Jennifer Briar-Bonpane and Katharine Briar-Lawson

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Apr 2008
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Scott Briar (1926–1998) was a practitioner, researcher, scholar, and leader who championed research-informed practice and helped shape modern casework. He was Dean of Washington School of ... More

Brockway, Zebulon Reed  

Jean K. Quam

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Apr 2008
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Zebulon Reed Brockway (1827–1920) was a prison reformer primarily associated with New York State Reformatory in Elmira. A believer in rehabilitation rather than punishment, he initiated a ... More

Brown, W. Gertrude  

Sadye L. M. Logan

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Sep 2013
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Willie G. Brown, later known as W. Gertrude Brown (1888–1939), was a phenomenal woman and an activist for racial justice and the rights of women and children.

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