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