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Oregon State University
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twentieth-century United States history, history of social policy, history of social movements, history of the welfare state, economic justice, political history
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I am a historian of recent United States history, with a focus on social policy, social movements, and racial, gender, and economic inequality. I have published two books about welfare in the United States: The War on Welfare: Family, Poverty, and Politics in Modern America (University of Pennsylvania Press,2010) and Welfare in the United States: A History with Documents, with Premilla Nadasen and Jennifer Mittlestadt (Routledge, 2009). My current book project-in-progress is an exploration of working-class politics and political transformation in the last third of the twentieth century via the history of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

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Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Government, Human Rights, Politics, Urban History, Women