Poverty and Dependency

America, 1950s to the Present

John Macnicol, Visiting Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

This incisive book addresses the history of poverty in the US, addressing how those in need have been understood and administered during the last 70 years. Launching a multi-faceted investigation into the history of US government attitudes to welfare, John Macnicol identifies the key features of historic and contemporary discussions on poverty in the US and the dynamic changes in American attitudes to its poorest constituents.

2020 c 192 pp Hardback 978 1 78990 729 2 £63.00 £70.00 $99.00 $110.00

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