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Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State
Michele Dauber, Stanford University

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The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State (Book) [show prizes]
Title: The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State
Author: Michele Landis Dauber
Abstract: As unemployment soared during the Depression, FDR’s relief and social security programs were attacked in Congress and the courts. New Dealers responded by citing a long tradition—dating back to 1790 and now largely forgotten—of federal disaster aid. In The Sympathetic State, Michele Landis Dauber traces the roots of the American welfare state to the earliest days of the republic, when relief was forthcoming for victims of fires, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes. New Dealers drew on this precedent to frame the Depression as a disaster afflicting citizens through no fault of their own. Though advocates for social spending were successful in defending the New Deal, their strategy created the weak American welfare state — torn between the desire to relieve suffering and the suspicion that those in need are responsible for their own deprivation.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/sympathetic-state-disaster-relief-and-the-origins-of-the-american-welfare-state/oclc/783150328&referer=brief_results
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Secondary URL: http://www.amazon.com/The-Sympathetic-State-Disaster-American/dp/0226923487/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1357150339&sr=1-1
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Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0226923499

The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State (Book)
Title: The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State
Author: Dauber, Michele Landis
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780226923499
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780226923499


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