New in paperback. Hardcover was publsihed in 2002. Uses previously untapped archival sources, interviews with contemporary radicals, and oral histories.
The Road Not Taken takes a new perspective on the course of social welfare policy in the twentieth century. This examination looks at the evolution of social work in the United States as a dynamic process not just driven by mainstream organizations and politics, but strongly influenced by the ideas and experiences of radical individuals and marginalized groups as well.
1. Social Work: A Radical Profession?
2. Radical Social Work in the Progressive Era
3. The Spider Web Conspiracy and the Death of Progressivism
4. The Rank and File Movement and the Precursors to McCarthyism
5. Anti-Communism and the Attack on the New Deal
6. Social Work Response to McCarthyism
7. The Revival of Radicalism in Social Work
8. The Redefinition of Social Work Radicalism, 1970-1999--Part I
9. The Redefinition of Social Work Radicalism, 1970-1999--Part II
10. Social Work Radicalism at the End of the Twentieth Century
11. Conclusion--The Future of Radical Social Work in the United States