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

Author: Michele Landis Dauber
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Even as unemployment rates soared during the Great Depression, FDR's relief and social security programs 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 this
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Landis Dauber
ISBN: 9780226923482 0226923487 9780226923499 0226923495
OCLC Number: 783150328
Description: xvi, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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