Lincoln Hall – The Evolution of a Modern School for Delinquent Boys With Emphasis on the Present Program
Background of the Study. The pages of history give testimony to the fact that much of man’s thinking and action throughout the ages has been guided by the spirit of charity. He has always tried to help alleviate the distress of the poor and those in various types of need. The measures by which he attempted to accomplish this, of course, were always a reflection of the level of his cultural, social, economic, and religious development. In the centuries during which Western Civilization was confined mainly to Europe, relief to the needy was carried out by the feudal lords and by the Church. The feudal system then disintegrated in the face of an expanding population, the discovery of new lands, and a more complex economy. After the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, the extensive relief work which had been carried on by the Church was abated in large measure. These forces , in addition to the existing unsystematized efforts toward relief measures, functioned to increase the numbers and distress of those in need.
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O'Connell, Mary Ellen, "Lincoln Hall – The Evolution of a Modern School for Delinquent Boys With Emphasis on the Present Program" (1950). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724954.