Title

Interview with Karen Tani, author, State of Dependency: Welfare, Rights, and American Governance, 1935-1972

Abstract

What new can there be to say about the New Deal? Perhaps more than you think. Join us as Karen Tani talks about her new book, States of Dependency: Welfare, Rights and American Governance, 1935-1972 (Cambridge University Press, 2016), which examines the ways in which the rights talk we typically associate with the 1960s might be traced back to New Deal Administrators who, through programs like the ADC, simultaneously reshaped federal state relations and created new incentives for the professionalization of state bureaucracies.

Publication Date

11-28-2016

Journal Title

New Books Network

Publisher

Amherst College Press

Document Type

Interview

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