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Welfare, Democracy and the New Deal - William R. Brock

Welfare, Democracy and the New Deal

Hardcover Published: 29th September 1988
ISBN: 9780521333795
Number Of Pages: 386

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Although Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal is remembered in large part because of the aid and assistance it brought to millions of unemployed and indigent Americans, surprisingly little has been written about federal relief for unemployment. The great experiment of the Federal Emergency Relief Act had implications that went beyond its immediate purpose: it challenged directly the deep-seated conviction that the relief of poverty was a local responsibility, and in doing so highlighted the deficiencies of local self-government. In reviewing the experiment of the F.E.R.A. and the New Deal, Professor Brock's book raises important questions about American attitudes toward welfare, local government, and national responsibility.

A view from the peak of prosperity
Local responsibility
The impact of depression
Federal relief
Parallel government
To aid the states
Debits and credits
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ISBN: 9780521333795
ISBN-10: 0521333792
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 29th September 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.69