Welfare as We Knew It: A Political History of the American Welfare State

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Aaron, Henry, 95
Abbott, Edith, 39
Adair v. United States, 48, 178n.53
Addams, Jane, 39
affirmative action, 87, 94, 112, 114, 121, 129, 147, 148, 193n.35
African Americans,
appointments to judiciary, 91
disenfranchisement of, 34, 153
and Kennedy administration, 147-148. See also Kennedy, and civil rights
and labor, 23, 84, 86-87, 168n.27
political mobilization of, 22, 83
public opinion of, 112
See also race; south, and race
aged, 8, 9, 36. See also old-age assistance; old-age pensions
agency, 4, 6, 17
agricultural policy, 15, 32
Agriculture Adjustment Act, 63-64, 68, 73, 75
Agriculture Adjustment Administration, 63, 68
Aid to Dependent Children. See Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC),
defense of, 111, 116
elimination of, 128
expansion of, 92, 98, 119
impact of, 72-73, 142,
origins of, 51, 71-72
public opinion of, 114
and race, 71-72
retrenchment in, 97, 105, 120, 122, 124
See also workfare; public assistance
Amenta, Edwin, 59
American Association for Labor Legislation (AALL), 16, 25, 36, 38, 41-42, 43, 48, 50, 174n. 12. See also corporate liberalism
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 111
American Bankers Association, 82
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 109
American Enterprise Institute, 108
American Federation of Labor (AFL),
and full employment bill, 69
and race, 86
strategy of, 39-41, 152. See also voluntarism
and 30-hours bill, 64
views on the welfare state, 56, 57
See also labor
American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Unions (AFL-CIO),
and civil rights, 86-87
and the left, 109
legislative agenda in the 1960s, 82-83
and poverty, 87-88
strategy of, 85, 153
See also labor
American Medical Association, 88
Americans for Democratic Action, 109
Anglim, Christopher, 40
Australia, 14, 17, 29, 140, 159n.2 (The Problem)
Austria, 17, 21
auto workers. See Autoworkers
Autoworkers, 55, 58, 84, 86, 87, 110, 111
Balanced Budget Amendment, 125
Balanced Budget and Deficit Reduction Act, 117
banking legislation, 63, 66
Belgium, 21, 22, 30
Bennett,William, 127
Beveridge, Albert, 47
Black, Hugo, 64, 74, 75
block grants, 127-128
Blough, Roger, 82
Breckinridge, Sophonisba, 39
Brookhart, Smith, 74
Bryan, William Jennings, 46
budget bill of 1996, 125
Budget Enforcement Act, 117


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