America's Struggle against Poverty in the Twentieth Century

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America’s Struggle
against Poverty in the
Twentieth Century

James T. Patterson

Harvard University Press

Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface, 2000 v
  • Preface, 1994 vi
  • Preface, 1985 vii
  • Preface, 1981 ix
  • Contents xiii
  • 1 - The Preventive Impulse 1900–1930 1
  • 1 - Snapshots of the Poor 3
  • 2 - The Gospel of Prevention, Progressive Style 19
  • II - Coping and Rehabilitation 1930–1960 35
  • 3 - The Poor in the Depression 37
  • 4 - The Early Welfare State 55
  • 5 - Withering Away 76
  • III - Doors to Opportunity 1960–1965 95
  • 6 - The Rediscovery of Poverty 97
  • 7 - A Culture of Poverty? 112
  • 8 - Girding for War on Poverty 122
  • 9 - Oeo : a Hand Up, Not a Handout 138
  • IV - The Unsung Revolution 1965–1973 151
  • 10 - The Revolution in Social Welfare 153
  • 11 - The Welfare Explosion 166
  • 12 - Floors and Doors 179
  • 13 - Stalemate 193
  • 14 - Regression in the Early 1980S 204
  • 15 - Welfare Reform: No Consensus 217
  • 16 - The Amazing 1990S 234
  • Notes 245
  • Resources 302
  • Index 305
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