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Sympathetic State Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

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ISBN-10: 0226923495

ISBN-13: 9780226923499

Edition: 2013

Authors: Michele Landis Dauber

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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. InThe Sympathetic State, Michele Landis Dauber recovers this crucial aspect of American history, tracing the roots of the modern American welfare state beyond the New Deal and the Progressive Era back to the earliest days of the republic when relief was forthcoming for the victims of wars, fires, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Drawing on a…    
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254

Michele Landis Dauberis professor of law and (by courtesy) sociology and the Bernard D. Bergreen Faculty Scholar at Stanford University.

List of Figures and Tables
Dedication: A Human Contrivance
Introduction Disaster Relief and the Welfare State
Building the Sympathetic State
The Spreading Delta
Crafting the Depression
The Bomb-Proof Power
The Well-Beaten Path
We Lost Our All
Postscript Living in a Sympathetic State