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NCJ Number: 147869 Find in a Library
Author(s): J M Holl
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 363
Sponsoring Agency: Cornell University Press
Ithaca, NY 14851
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8014-0623-4
Sale Source: Cornell University Press
512 E. State Street
P.O. Box 250
Ithaca, NY 14851
United States of America
Type: Biography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a history of the Junior Republic Movement and its founder, William R. George, and the Movement's role in educational and penal reform in America.
Abstract: The author traces the evolution of the Junior Republic, founded by George in Freeville, NY, in 1895, from a fresh-air camp for city slum children to a daring experiment in juvenile self-government. He shows how the work of George and his associates both reflected and influenced other trends in the thought and activity of the Progressive Era, and documents the close relationship between the Junior Republic and social experiments in other parts of the world. He places the Junior Republic movement in the broader context of the social and economic forces that were reshaping American life in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, as well as in the context of anti-institutional reform. Footnotes, illustrations, bibliographical note, index
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Criminology; Juvenile Corrections/Detention trends
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