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America's Struggle Against Poverty in the Twentieth Centuryby James T Patterson
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This new edition of Patterson's widely used book carries the story of battles over poverty and social welfare through what the author calls the "amazing 1990s," those years of extraordinary performance of the economy. He explores a range of issues arising from the economic phenomenon--increasing inequality and demands for use of an improved poverty definition. He focuses the story on the impact of the highly controversial welfare reform of 1996, passed by a Republican Congress and signed by a Democratic President Clinton, despite the laments of anguished liberals.
1996, passed by a Republican Congress and signed by a Democratic President Clinton, despite the laments of anguished liberals.
About the Author
James T. Patterson is Professor of History at Brown University.
Table of Contents
I. The Preventive Impulse, 1900-1930
1. Snapshots of the Poor
2. The Gospel of Prevention, Progressive Style
II. Coping and Rehabilitation, 1930-1960
III. Doors to Opportunity, 1960-1965
IV. The Unsung Revolution, 1965-1973
V. Reactions, 1980-2000
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