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Growing Agrarian Reformers in the Midwest: A Collective Biography

Jess Gilbert and Richard S. Kirkendall

in Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207316
eISBN:
9780300213393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207316.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter outlines the collective biography of six agrarian intellectuals who were behind the New Deal: Henry A. Wallace, M. L. Wilson, Howard R. Tolley, L. C. Gray, Carl C. Taylor, and Bushrod W. ... More


The Socialist Origins of Social Security

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

in The American Left: Its Impact on Politics and Society since 1900

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748668878
eISBN:
9780748695218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668878.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Following the Los Angeles Times bombing of 1910, the federal government established a Commission on Industrial Relations with a view to reducing class tensions. The Research Division of the ... More


The Birth of the Welfare State

John Kenneth Galbraith

in Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171647
eISBN:
9781400889075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the rise of the welfare state in the United States following the Great Depression. It begins with a historical background on the welfare state, tracing its origins to Germany ... More


Reimagining the Private Firm

Daniel W. Bromley

in Possessive Individualism: A Crisis of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190062842
eISBN:
9780190062873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062842.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Economic Systems

Escape from possessive individualism requires that the terms of engagement between households and firms be rebalanced. Rarely is the firm seen as the essential component in the economic well-being of ... More


Discipline for the Unemployed; Laissez-Faire for Business (1873–1920)

Frank Stricker

in American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043154
eISBN:
9780252052033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043154.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

There was virtually no federal spending to counteract five major depressions or substantial unemployment in between. Unemployed people received almost no public or private assistance, and they were ... More


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