Citizens and paupers : relief, rights, and race, from the Freedmen's Bureau to Workfare / Chad Alan Goldberg
- Goldberg, Chad Alan
- Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Paupers or citizens? struggles over the status and rights of welfare state claimants -- "The 'pauper slavery' of the poorhouse" : the Freedmen's Bureau, 1865-1872 -- An honorable alternative to poor relief : Civil War veterans' pensions, 1862-1890 -- "They are just 'reliefers' and have no rights" : the Works Progress Administration, 1935-1942 -- "A different class from the ordinary relief case" : old-age insurance, 1935-1949 -- "Work with no rights and no pay equals slavery" : workfare in New York City, 1993-2001 -- Respectable aid for the working poor : the earned income tax credit, 1975-2001 -- Conclusion: Relief, rights, and race in the development of the welfare state.
- 9780226300764 (cloth : alk. paper), 0226300765 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780226300771 (pbk. : alk. paper), and 0226300773 (alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -358) and index.
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