Poverty in the United States: A Documentary and Reference Guide

Greenwood (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 2. April 2018
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Poverty has always been a part of the fabric of American life, and this installment in the Documentary and Reference Guides series fills the gaps left by most educational treatments of the subject, beginning with an examination of poverty at the state and local levels as it was during the early 19th century. A federal plan for addressing poverty was not devised until Franklin Delano Roosevelt launched the New Deal in the 1930s. As these 70 chronologically arranged documents illustrate, the unfinished business of the New Deal, interrupted by World War II, culminated in new legislation during John F. Kennedy's New Frontier and Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty; progress, however, fell victim to the Vietnam War, ushering in decades of rollbacks under presidents of both parties. Noted scholar and librarian John R. Burch Jr. provides thorough coverage of these and contemporary events throughout which poverty has endured, including the Great Recession of 2008-2009, the minimum wage debate, and the Affordable Care Act and attempts to repeal it.
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  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Reader's Guide to Related Documents and Sidebars
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Native Americans
  • Indian Removal Act of 1830
  • General Allotment Act of 1887 (Dawes Act)
  • Meriam Report of 1928
  • Indian Reorganization Act of 1934
  • House Concurrent Resolution 108, 1953 (Termination Policy)
  • Indian Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Act of 1975
  • 2. Early Local and State Perspectives
  • Quincy Report of 1821 (Massachusetts)
  • Yates Report of 1824 (New York)
  • Mathew Carey's Appeal to the Wealthy, 1833
  • Dorothea Dix's Memorial to the Legislature of Massachusetts, 1843
  • Jacob Riis's How the Other Half Lives, 1890
  • Illinois's Juvenile Court Law of 1899
  • New York Tenement House Commission Report, 1903
  • Lilian Brandt's "The Causes of Poverty," 1908
  • Jane Addams's Twenty Years at Hull-House, 1910
  • Massachusetts's Minimum Wage Law for Women and Children, 1912
  • Illinois Pension Law for Mothers, 1913
  • 3. The Civil War to the Roaring 1920s
  • Pension Act of 1862
  • Homestead Act of 1862
  • Freedman's Bureau Bill of 1865
  • Immigration Act of 1882
  • The Slums of Baltimore, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia, 1894 Theodore Roosevelt's Message on the Care of Dependent
  • Children, 1909
  • Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916
  • Child Labor Tax Act of 1919
  • Public Protection of Maternity and Infancy, 1920
  • Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Act of 1921
  • Child Labor Amendment of 1924
  • 4. The Great Depression and the New Deal
  • Herbert Hoover's State of the Union Address, 1929
  • Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933
  • Federal Emergency Relief Act of 1933
  • Franklin Roosevelt's Executive Order Starting the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933
  • Social Security Act of 1935
  • Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
  • United States v. Darby Lumber Company, 1941
  • Franklin Roosevelt's State of the Union Address, 1944
  • Franklin Roosevelt's Statement on Signing the G.I. Bill, 1944
  • 5. The Post-World War II Era through the Carter Administration
  • Harry Truman's Statement on Comprehensive Health Program, 1945
  • National School Lunch Act of 1946
  • Housing Act of 1949
  • Manpower Development and Training Act of 1962
  • Economic Distress of the Appalachian Region, 1963
  • Lyndon Johnson's State of the Union Address, 1964
  • Council of Economic Advisers' Economic Report of 1964
  • Lyndon Johnson's Statement on the Economic Opportunity Act, 1964
  • Civil Rights Act, Title VII, 1964
  • Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965
  • Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965
  • Lyndon Johnson's Statement on the Social Security Amendments, 1965
  • Lyndon Johnson's Statement on the Child Nutrition Act of 1966
  • Economists' Statement on Guaranteed Annual Income, 1968
  • Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, 1968
  • Truth in Lending Act of 1968
  • King v. Smith, 1968
  • Richard Nixon's Special Message to Congress on Poverty, 1969
  • Richard Nixon's Statement on Welfare Reform Proposals, 1970
  • White House Memorandum on the Tax Reduction Act of 1975
  • Jimmy Carter's Statement on Amendments to the Food Stamp Act, 1979
  • 6. The Reagan Revolution through the Clinton Administration
  • Ronald Reagan's Acceptance Speech at the Republican Convention, 1984
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1986
  • Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987
  • Family Support Act of 1988
  • National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990
  • Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
  • 7. The New Millennium
  • No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
  • Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
  • Pay Workers a Living Wage Act, 2015
  • Donald Trump's Executive Order Concerning Obamacare, 2017
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author

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