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The sympathetic state : disaster relief and the origins of the American welfare state

Author: Michele Landis Dauber
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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Even as unemployment rates soared during the Great Depression, FDR's relief and social security programmes faced attacks in Congress and the courts on the legitimacy of federal aid to the growing population of poor. In response, New Dealers pointed to a long tradition - dating back to 1790 and now largely forgotten - of federal aid to victims of disaster. In 'The Sympathetic State', Michele Landis Dauber recovers  Read more...
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History
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Dauber, Michele Landis.
Sympathetic state.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012013092
(OCoLC)783150328
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Landis Dauber
ISBN: 9780226923505 0226923509 0226923509 9781283733267 1283733269
OCLC Number: 815281413
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Disaster relief and the welfare state --
Building the sympathetic state --
Innovations --
The spreading delta --
Crafting the Depression --
The bomb-proof power --
The well-beaten path --
We lost our all --
Living in a sympathetic state.
Responsibility: Michele Landis Dauber.

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