Poverty and the Government in America: A Historical Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2009 - Political Science - 682 pages
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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

 

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Jyotsna Sreenivasan is a professional writer. Her published works include ABC-CLIO's Utopias in American History.

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