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Welfare in the United States: A History with Documents, 1935-1996

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Welfare has been central to a number of significant political debates in modern America:







What role should the government play in alleviating poverty? What does a government owe its citizens, and who is entitled to help? How have race and gender shaped economic opportunities and outcomes? How should Americans respond to increasing rates of single parenthood? How have poor wo
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Routledge
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A lucid, brief and feminist take on the history of public welfare policy in the US, illustrated with historical photos, cartoons, fliers and brochures as well as excerpts from newspaper articles, political speeches and documents. This is a wider array of primary history documents than most texts on the subject include. There are also more charts and figures, and in general, more room left for readers to do their own interpreting.
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