Poverty and the Government in America: A Historical Encyclopedia

Poverty and the Government in America: A Historical Encyclopedia

by Jyotsna Sreenivasan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598841688

ISBN-13: 9781598841688

Pub. Date: 09/30/2009

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The most comprehensive encyclopedia available on the U.S. government's responses to poverty from the colonial era to the present day.

• 170 alphabetically organized entries on policy directives, legislation, important individuals, and organizations that have influenced government approaches to dealing with poverty in the United States

Overview

The most comprehensive encyclopedia available on the U.S. government's responses to poverty from the colonial era to the present day.

• 170 alphabetically organized entries on policy directives, legislation, important individuals, and organizations that have influenced government approaches to dealing with poverty in the United States

• Cross-referenced introductory essays on poverty and policy at the federal, state, local, and tribal-government level across the breadth of U.S. history

• A chronology with entries highlighting the evolution of policies and attitudes concerning the government's role in economic issues

• 40 primary source documents detailing major government policies towards poverty, such as FDR's Bill of Economic Rights

• Sidebars highlighting defining moments in the implementation of policies to poor relief policies, as well as profiles on the individuals involved in developing those policies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598841688
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 2.20(d)

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