It is our aim to provide an overview here of the most relevant publications on the history of social work.

Review copies of new publications can be send to Prof. Jan Steyaert, University of Antwerp, Master of Social Work, Sint Jacobsstraat 2, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium.

Below are the ten most recent publications. Click here for an overview of all publications we think are relevant for social work`s history.

 Overview recently added publications
The social worker speaks Burnham, David
The social worker speaks (2012)
A history of social workers through the twentieth century
Social work Rogowski, Steve
Social work (2010)
the rise and fall of a profession?
Reflections on a life in social work Olive Stevenson
Reflections on a life in social work (2013)
a personal & professional memoir
Asylum Payne, C.
Asylum (2009)
Inside the closed world of state mental hospitals
The five giants Timmins, N.
The five giants (1996)
a biography of the welfare state
The reluctant welfare state Jansson, B. S.
The reluctant welfare state (2008)
engaging history to advance social work practice in contemporary society
The evolution of the British welfare state, Fraser, D.
The evolution of the British welfare state, (2009)
a history of social policy since the industrial revolution (4 ed.).
The founders of the welfare state Barker, P. (Ed.)
The founders of the welfare state (1984)
Looking back while moving forward Skehill, Caroline (Ed.)
Looking back while moving forward (2008)
historical perspectives in social work
Social welfare Axinn, J., & Stern, M. J.
Social welfare (2007)
a history of the American response to need