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Author Riley, Barry, 1939- author.

Title The political history of American food aid : an uneasy benevolence / Barry Riley
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 562 pages)
Contents The Early Episodes: 1794-1914 -- Herbert Hoover -- "But Now Came Famine and Pestilence" -- Between the Wars -- Interlude: The American Farmer, 1924-1939 -- The Birth, Short Life, and Early Death of the UNRRA -- Harry Truman, European Hunger, and the Cold War -- The Marshall Plan Era -- Public Law 480 -- The Politics of Food Surpluses -- Kennedy: Food Aid and Economic Development -- Lyndon Johnson's Food Aid Battles -- LBJ, India, and the Short Tether -- The Nixon Years: Two Case Studies -- A Global Food Crisis -- The World Food Conference -- Food Aid Under Carter and Reagan -- The Search for Food Security -- The Ethiopia Conundrum -- From Food Aid to Food Assistance: 1990-2014 -- Change ... and Resisting Change
Summary The Political History of American Food Aid provides a profound understanding of the complex factors influencing American food aid policy and a foundation for examining its historical relationship with relief, economic development, food security and its possible future in a world confronting the effects of global climate change
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Food relief -- United States -- History
Food relief, American -- History
Politics, Practical.
Food Assistance -- history
International Cooperation -- history
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Politics, Practical
Food relief
Food relief, American
Politics and government
United States -- Politics and government.
United States
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190228903