Table of contents for Public pensions : gender and civic service in the states, 1850-1937 / Susan M. Sterett.

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Acknowledgments                                               ix
1. Social Welfare in the States                                  I
2. Independence and Dependence under the Public Purpose Doctrine  18 
3. Payments to Firemen and Soldiers, 1854-1876                  35
4. Military Pensions in the Courts, 1877-1923                    53
5. Civil Service Pensions, 1883-1924                            75
6. Mothers' Pensions in the Courts, 1911-1923                   105
7. Pensions for the Blind and Workmen's Compensation, 1906-1917  129 
8. Old Age Pensions, 1911-1937                                 139
Conclusion: State Constitutions and Public Spending           167
Appendix: Cases Cited                                         183
Notes                                                         189
Index                                                         215


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: State governments Officials and employees Pensions United States History, Local officials and employees Pensions United States History