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The Sympathetic StateDisaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State$
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Michele Landis Dauber

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226923482

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.001.0001

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Disaster Relief and the Welfare State

Disaster Relief and the Welfare State

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(p.1) Introduction Disaster Relief and the Welfare State
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The Sympathetic State
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Michele Landis Dauber

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a review of the history of federal disaster relief. This is followed by an overview of the subsequent chapters. It then addresses the question of why scholars have missed the importance of disaster relief, given its importance to the American welfare state.

Keywords:   federal disaster relief, welfare state, New Deal, Congress

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