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The Federal Government and Needy Citizens in Nineteenth-Century America
Walter I. Trattner rebuts the notion that it was only during the Great Depression of the 1930s that the federal government began an active role in social welfare. He shows that throughout the nineteenth century, the federal government played a significant role in helping the nation's dependent and that the failure to understand the historical role of government in social policy is helping to foster erroneous conclusions regarding its proper role today.

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