Patriots, Settlers, and the Origins of American Social Policy

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Cambridge University Press, 21. apr. 2003 - 244 strani
Laura Jensen's book presents a novel account of the development of America's first entitlement policies. It is widely believed that the United States lagged far behind other countries in developing national social programs. Yet, as Jensen reveals in this new analysis, entitlements were an important Federal policy device from 1776 on. Used to stimulate positive actions in the service of government goals, Federal pension and land entitlements played a vital role in building the American state and nation.
 

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Entitlements in Law and History
1
Rethinking the American State and American Governance
5
Rethinking Entitlements
13
Whats in a Name?
16
Entidements as a Policy Device
25
Entitlements as Rights at Work
31
Entitlements and American Political Development
40
Pensions for Revolutionary Patriots
44
The Public Lands and Public Welfare
123
Public Lands and Early Nation Building 17891811
136
The Public Domain and Land Entitlements 18111830
150
Public Land Policy and Sectionalism
164
Expanding a Nation Dissolving a Union
171
Causal Stories and Continental Ambitions
177
Movement Toward Universalism 18471862
186
The Civil War Its Union Veterans and Selective Entitlement
205

Disability Officers and Widows Pensions of the Revolutionary War Period
48
Veterans Benefits and Early Nation Building
63
Revolutionary Policies
80
The Logic of Expansion
88
Revolutionary Pensions and Sectional Politics
110
Entitlements and the Constitution of the American Nation
222
The Consequences of Policy Choice
231
Index
237
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