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Corruption and ReformLessons from America's Economic History$
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Edward L. Glaeser and Claudia Goldin

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226299570

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.001.0001

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Politics, Relief, and Reform

Politics, Relief, and Reform

Roosevelt's Efforts to Control Corruption and Political Manipulation during the New Deal

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(p.343) 11 Politics, Relief, and Reform
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Corruption and Reform
Author(s):
John Joseph Wallis, Price V. Fishback, Shawn Kantor
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0012

This chapter discusses the efforts of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to control corruption and political manipulation. It describes the types of corruption involved with relief during the New Deal and presents a brief overview of the New Deal programs. This chapter traces how political influences shaped the administration of relief programs and documents how relief administered by the national government differed from relief administered by states. It concludes that the transformation of public relief in the United States occurred because of the political interests of President Roosevelt and his administration.

Keywords:   corruption, political manipulation, Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S., New Deal, political influences, public relief, political interests

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