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Patriots, Settlers, and the Origins of American Social Policy

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Synopsis:

Laura Jensen's book presents a novel account of the development of America's first entitlement policies. It is widely believed that the United States lagged far behind other countries in developing national social programs. Yet, as Jensen reveals in this new analysis, entitlements were an important Federal policy device from 1776 on. Used to stimulate positive actions in the service of government goals, Federal pension and land entitlements played a vital role in building the American state and nation.

Synopsis:

Professor Jensen's book presents a novel account of the development of America's first entitlement policies.

Table of Contents

1. Entitlements in law and history; 2. Pensions for revolutionary patriots; 3. Revolutionary policies; 4. The 'public' lands and public welfare; 5. Expanding a nation, dissolving a union; 6. Entitlements and the constitution of the American nation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521524261
Author:
Jensen, Laura S.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Jensen, Laura
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social Policy
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Government - General
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
United States Social policy.
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
107-516
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 b/w illus. 1 table
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8.86x6.42x.65 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Laura Jensen's book presents a novel account of the development of America's first entitlement policies. It is widely believed that the United States lagged far behind other countries in developing national social programs. Yet, as Jensen reveals in this new analysis, entitlements were an important Federal policy device from 1776 on. Used to stimulate positive actions in the service of government goals, Federal pension and land entitlements played a vital role in building the American state and nation.
"Synopsis" by , Professor Jensen's book presents a novel account of the development of America's first entitlement policies.
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