In the Shadow of the Poorhouse: A Social History of Welfare in America

In the Shadow of the Poorhouse: A Social History of Welfare in America

by Michael B. Katz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465032265

ISBN-13: 9780465032266

Pub. Date: 05/28/1988

Publisher: Basic Books

In this history, Katz explores the roots of our ambivalence toward welfare and the welfare state, revealing the patterns which have recurred from era to era and which continue to frustrate reformers to this day. From the poorhouse era to the New Deal, from the War on Poverty to the War on Welfare, Katz provides the long perspective so often missing from the debates…  See more details below

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In this history, Katz explores the roots of our ambivalence toward welfare and the welfare state, revealing the patterns which have recurred from era to era and which continue to frustrate reformers to this day. From the poorhouse era to the New Deal, from the War on Poverty to the War on Welfare, Katz provides the long perspective so often missing from the debates over "ending welfare as we know it." And this tenth anniversary edition contains an expanded introduction and a new concluding chapter, bringing the story to the present and analyzing the politics that lie behind the welfare reform act of 1996.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465032266
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/28/1988
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352

Table of Contents

Introduction
1The Origins and Failure of the Poorhouse3
2Outdoor Relief37
3The Theory and Practice of Scientific Charity60
4The Transformation of the Poorhouse88
5Saving Children117
6Reorganizing Cities151
7Reorganizing the Labor Market185
8Reorganizing the Nation213
9The War on Poverty and the Expansion of Social Welfare259
10The War on Welfare283
11Redefining the Welfare State [1996]300
Notes335
Acknowledgments373
Index of Authors and Names375
Index of Subjects383

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