In The New Victorians, Pimpare reveals the disturbing parallels between the anti-welfare propagandists of the nineteenth century and the elite actors and well-funded policy research organizations of today. Alarmingly, he shows how the New Victorians of today often invoke the rhetoric of their predecessors while ignoring the complete failure of nineteenth-century reforms. The New Victorians goes on to uncover the elite and grassroots resistance in the Gilded Age that paved the way for the counter-reforms of the Progressive Era, revealing urgent lessons toward renewing support for broader state defense of the poor today.
Author Biography: A former director of Artists to End Hunger and the Food & Hunger Hotline, Stephen Pimpare currently teaches politics and history at Hunter College, City University of New York.
|Publisher:||New Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||7.88(w) x 10.96(h) x 1.06(d)|
Table of Contents
|1||Same As It Ever Was||13|
|2||Rise of the Reformer||42|
|3||Reform: Then Neither Should She Eat||82|
|4||Reform Redux: Dethroning the Welfare Queen||111|
|5||Results of Reforms||142|
|6||The Squeegee Guy and the Tramp||169|
|7||Poverty and Propaganda||194|