Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy, Volume 1

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Gwendolyn Mink, Alice O'Connor
ABC-CLIO, 2004 - Political Science - 895 pages
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Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy follows the history of poverty in the United States with an emphasis on the 20th century, and examines the evolvement of public policy and the impact of critical movements in social welfare such as the New Deal, the War on Poverty, and, more recently, the "end of welfare as we know it." Encompassing the contributions of hundreds of experts, including historians, sociologists, and political scientists, this resource provides a much broader level of information than previous, highly selective works.

With approximately 300 alphabetically-organized topics, it covers topics and issues ranging from affirmative action to the Bracero Program, the Great Depression, and living wage campaigns to domestic abuse and unemployment. Other entries describe and analyze the definitions and explanations of poverty, the relationship of the welfare state to poverty, and the political responses by the poor, middle-class professionals, and the policy elite.

 

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Covers the socioeconomic and political history of poverty in our nation, underscoring the impact of 20th-century public policy. It is also available in multiple formats.-Mirela Roncevic Read full review

Contents

An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy A Chronological Introduction in Five Essays
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy A
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy B
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy C
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy D
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy E
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy F
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy G
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy N
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy O
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy P
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy Q
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy R
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy S
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy T
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy U
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy H
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy I
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy J
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy K
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy L
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy M
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy V
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy W
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy Y
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy Index
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An Encyclopedia of History Politics and Policy About the Editors
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Page 8 - By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he intends only his own security ; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand...
Page 8 - Every individual is continually exerting himself to find out the most advantageous employment for whatever capital he can command. It is his own advantage, indeed, and not that of the society, which he has in view. But the study of his own advantage naturally, or rather necessarily leads him to prefer that employment which is most advantageous to the society.
Page 13 - The prudent, penniless beginner in the world labors for wages awhile, saves a surplus with which to buy tools or land for himself, then labors on his own account another while, and at length hires another new beginner to help him. This is the just and generous and prosperous system which opens the way to all, gives hope to all, and consequent energy and progress and improvement of condition to all.

About the author (2004)

Gwendolyn Mink is a professional writer.

Alice O'Connor is associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

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