Poverty in America: An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Russell M. Lawson
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  • ISBN-10: 031335023X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313350238
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 233 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Covers the entire history of American poverty from all angles--historical, social, cultural, political, spiritual, and literary.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: Alphabetical Entries.
2: Addams, Jane (1860–1935).
3: Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
4: Affirmative Action.
5: African Americans and Poverty (Post-Slavery).
6: Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
7: American Indians and Poverty.
8: British Poor and the Origins of Colonialism.
9: CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps).
10: Children and Poverty.
11: Children's Aid Society.
12: Children's Bureau.
13: Children's Defense Fund.
14: Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
15: Christianity and Poverty.
16: Clinton Welfare Reform.
17: Community Action Program.
18: Convict Transportation.
19: Crime and Imprisonment.
20: Culture of Poverty.
21: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
22: Department of Labor.
23: Disease and the Poor.
24: Drugs, Alcohol, and the Poor.
25: Economic Opportunity Act.
26: Education.
27: Elementary and Secondary School Act.
28: Environmental Theory of Poverty.
29: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
30: Family Assistance Plan (FAP).
31: Federal Housing Administration (FHA).
32: Food Stamps and Wic.
33: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
34: Great Depression.
35: Head Start.
36: Hispanic Americans and Poverty.
37: Homelessness.
38: Hoovervilles.
39: How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis.
40: Immigrants.
41: Indentured Servitude.
42: Institutionalization of the Poor.
43: Job Corps.
44: Kids Count.
45: Labor.
46: Literature and Poverty.
47: Measurement of Inequality.
48: Medicaid.
49: Medicare.
50: Minimum Wage.
51: National Center for Children in Poverty.
52: New Deal.
53: No Child Left Behind.
54: Office of Economic Opportunity.
55: The Other America by Michael Harrington.
56: Panhandlers.
57: Poor Laws in England and Early America.
58: Progressives.
59: Protest Movements.
60: Pruitt–Igoe.
61: Public Housing.
62: PWA (Public Works Administration).
63: Race and Ethnicity.
64: Racism.
65: Redemptioners.
66: Slavery.
67: Social Security.
68: Spirits (CRIMPS) and Newlanders.
69: Urban Poor.
70: VISTA.
71: War and Poverty.
72: War on Poverty.
73: Warning Out.
74: Wealth and Income Inequality.
75: “Welfare Moms”.
76: Welfare State (Post–New Deal).
77: WPA (Works Progress Administration).
78: Documents in the History of American Poverty.
79: 1. Gottlieb Mittelberger, on the Misfortune of Indentured Servants.
80: 2. Poor Whites in the Mid-Nineteenth Century South.
81: 3. Pennsylvania, the Hope of the Poor Immigrant.
82: 4. The Wretchedness of White Servants, by William Eddis.
83: 5. George Washington and the Redemptioners.
84: 6. How the Other Half Lives.
85: 7. William Jennings Bryan's Defense of Silver Coinage.
86: 8. Jane Addams's Autobiography.
87: 9. Herbert Hoover's State of the Union Address, 1929.
88: 10. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Fireside Chat, 1937.
89: 11. John F. Kennedy's Speech to Congress, 1962.
90: 12. Lyndon B. Johnson's State of the Union Address, 1964.
91: 13. Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Speech, 1964.
92: 14. Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty Speech, 1965.
93: 15. Richard M. Nixon's Special Message to Congress on Poverty, 1969.
94: 16. Richard M. Nixon's Statement on Welfare, 1970.
95: 17. Ronald Reagan's Speech at the Republican National Convention, 1984.
96: 18. Ronald Reagan's Radio Address on Welfare, 1987.
97: 19. Bill Clinton's State of the Union Address, 1997.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Authors.