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Author Poole, Mary, 1960-

Title The segregated origins of social security : African Americans and the welfare state / Mary Poole
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 258 pages) : illustrations
Contents So now Mr. President, we are looking for something : African Americans, the Social Security Act, and the Great Depression -- The not-so-solid South : southern Democrats in Congress -- Colorblind public policy : the staff of the Committee on Economic Security -- Shaky ground : Black and interracial organizations -- Gender and the white united front : the women of the federal Children's Bureau -- Conclusion : those old discriminatory practices
Summary The relationship between welfare and racial inequality has long been understood as a fight between liberal and conservative forces. The author challenges this basic assumption. She demonstrates that segregation was built into the very foundation of the welfare state because white policy makers shared an interest in preserving white race privilege
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-249) and index
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Subject African Americans -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Government policy -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Segregation -- History -- 20th century.
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Race discrimination -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Racism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Welfare state -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
United States -- Social policy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0807877220 (electronic bk.)
9780807877227 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)