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

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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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