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Author Skocpol, Theda.
Title Protecting soldiers and mothers : the political origins of social policy in the United States / Theda Skocpol.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.

Author Skocpol, Theda.
Subject Public welfare -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Public welfare -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Social policy.
Description xxi, 714 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 557-693) and index.
Local Note ANTIOCH: "Fourth printing, 1996; first Harvard University Press paperback edition, 1995" -- Verso t.p.
ISBN 0674717651
OCLC # 25409018
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Understanding the Origins of Modern Social Provision in the United States1
Pt. IA Precocious Social Spending Regime63
 Ch. 1Patronage Democracy and Distributive Public Policies in the Nineteenth Century67
 Ch. 2Public Aid for the Worthy Man: The Expansion of Benefits for Veterans of the Civil War102
Pt. IIThe Failure of a Paternalist Welfare State153
 Ch. 3Reformist Professionals as Advocates of Workingmen's Insurance160
 Ch. 4Help for the "Army of Labor"? Trade Unions and Social Legislation205
 Ch. 5Progressive Era Politics and the Defeat of Social Policies for Workingmen and the Elderly248
Pt. IIIFoundations for a Maternalist Welfare State?311
 Ch. 6Expanding the Separate Sphere: Women's Civic Action and Political Reforms in the Early Twentieth Century321
 Ch. 7Safeguarding the "Mothers of the Race": Protective Legislation for Women Workers373
 Ch. 8An Unusual Victory for Public Benefits: The "Wildfire Spread" of Mothers' Pensions424
 Ch. 9Statebuilding for Mothers and Babies: The Children's Bureau and the Sheppard-Towner Act480
 Conclusion: America's First Modern Social Policies and Their Legacies525
 Appendix 1: Percentages of the Elderly in the States and the District of Columbia Receiving Civil War Pensions in 1910541
 Appendix 2: Endorsements of Mothers' Pensions by Women's Groups: Sources for Table 9 and Figure 27543

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