Harry Hopkins: Sudden Hero, Brash Reformer (World of the Roosevelts) (Paperback)

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From 1912 to 1940, social worker Harry Hopkins committed himself to the ideal of government responsibility for impoverished Americans. This look at Hopkins' life and social work career broadens our understanding of the political and cultural currents that led to the Social Security Act of 1935, the bedrock of the American welfare state. Hopkins' experiences as an advocate and administrator of work relief and widows' pensions in New York City during the Progressive Era informed his contribution to welfare legislation during the New Deal years. Written by his granddaughter June Hopkins, this book not only clarifies the emergence of welfare policy but sheds considerable light on the present welfare debate. It also illuminates the life of one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century.

About the Author

June Hopkinsis assistant professor of history at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA. She is Harry Hopkins' granddaughter.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780230613652
ISBN-10: 0230613659
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 1st, 2009
Pages: 271
Language: English
Series: World of the Roosevelts