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Pitied but not entitled : single mothers and the history of welfare, 1890-1935

Author: Linda Gordon
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author describes the thinking behind the inclusion of AFDC, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, in the Social Security Act of 1935 and the changes that have happened since its creation as well as those that still need to be made.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon, Linda.
Pitied but not entitled.
New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994
(OCoLC)645805272
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Gordon
ISBN: 0029124859 9780029124857
OCLC Number: 30399685
Awards: Berkshire Conference First Book Prize, 1994.
Description: x, 433 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: What is welfare? --
Single mothers: the facts and the social problem --
State caretakers: maternalism, mothers' pensions, and the family wage --
"Pity is a rebel passion": the social work perspective --
"Don't wait for deliverers": Black women's welfare thought --
Prevention before charity: social insurance and the sexual division of labor --
The Depression crisis and relief politics --
New Deal social movements and popular pressure for welfare --
The legislative process: reformers face politics --
Welfare and citizenship.
Responsibility: Linda Gordon.
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When Americans denounce "welfare", most are thinking of the program of aid for single mothers and their children--the only program of the Social Security Act to become stigmatized. Gordon uncovers  Read more...

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