Social security: a documentary history
A Documentary History tells the story of the creation and development of the U.S. Social Security program through primary source documents, from its antecendents and founding in 1935, to the controversial issues of the present. This unique reference presents the complex history of Social Security in an accessible volume that hightlights the program's major moments and events.
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The Creation of Social Security in America
Is Impossible January 1935
The First Controversy over Financing and the Creation
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