Table of contents for Social policy in the United States : future possibilities in historical perspective / Theda Skocpol.

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Introduction: American Social Policies: Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective3
Ch. 1State Formation and Social Policy in the United States11
Ch. 2America's First Social Security System: The Expansion of Benefits for Civil War Veterans37
Ch. 3Gender and the Origins of Modern Social Policies in Britain and the United States72
Ch. 4The Road to Social Security136
Ch. 5Redefining the New Deal: World War II and the Development of Social Provision in the United States167
Ch. 6The Limits of the New Deal System and the Roots of Contemporary Welfare Dilemmas209
Ch. 7"Brother Can You Spare a Job?" Work and Welfare in the United States228
Ch. 8Targeting within Universalism: Politically Viable Policies to Combat Poverty in the United States250
Ch. 9Is the Time Finally Ripe? Health Insurance Reforms in the 1990s275
Ch. 10From Social Security to Health Security?293
Conclusion: Remaking U.S. Social Policies for the 21st Century297

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States Social policy, Welfare state