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Southern Paternalism and the American Welfare State: Economics, Politics, and Institutions in the South, 1865-1965 (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)

Alston, Lee J.; Ferrie, Joseph P.

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ISBN 10: 0521035791 / ISBN 13: 9780521035798
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, 2007
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface; Introduction; 1. The economics of paternalism; 2. The politics of maintaining paternalism; 3. Southern opposition to the Social Security Act; 4. Southern opposition to the farm security administration; 5. The Bracero program and wartime farm labour legislation; 6. Mechanization and the disappearance of paternalism; Conclusion; References; Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0521035791

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Combining insights from economics, political science, and history, Professors Alston and Ferrie show how the timing and extent of the growth of the American welfare state from the Civil War until the mid-1960s was influenced by the Southern agricultural elite. Before the mechanization of Southern agriculture, the rural landed interests had an economic incentive to keep labor cheap and dependent. They accomplished this through their disproportionate political power at the local, state, and national level, which enabled them to maintain a discriminatory legal environment and prevent federal interference in labor relations.
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Titel: Southern Paternalism and the American ...

Verlag: Cambridge University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2007

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