Welfare, Democracy and the New Deal
By (author) William R. Brock
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Welfare, Democracy and the New Deal by William R. Brock
Book DescriptionAlthough Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal is remembered for bringing aid and assistance to millions of unemployed and indigent Americans, surprisingly little has been written about federal relief for unemployment. The great experiment of the Federal Emergency Relief Act challenged directly the deep-seated conviction that the relief of poverty was a local responsibility, and in so doing highlighted the deficiencies of local self-government. At every stage it was the elected officials and representatives who offered the most determined opposition to humane and national relief administration. The FERA brought the United States to the brink of a fully integrated welfare system, but a reversal of policy in 1935 split welfare into national, state, and local authorities, which was to have unhappy consequences in the future. In reviewing the experience of the FERA and the New Deal, Professor Brock's book raises important questions about American attitudes toward welfare, local government, and national responsibility.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521521161
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William R. Brock
Investigation and Responsibility, Paperback (January 2009)
Investigation and Responsibility deals with the extension of social responsibility in the American states during the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Welfare, Democracy and the New Deal, Hardback (July 1988)
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United States 1789-1890, Paperback (October 1976)» View all books by William R. Brock
From this book emerges a very positive statement about the way in which history ought to be studied and written.
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