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Recommended Reading

 

Please add to the list below of books and articles you'd recommend. Full bibliographic information not essential, but make sure you sign your name.

 

 

European welfare state formation (Margaret O'Mara)

 

Allen, Ann. Feminism and Motherhood in Germany, 1800-1914. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1991.

 

 

Baldwin, Peter. The Politics of Social Solidarity: Class Bases in the European Welfare State, 1875‑1975. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.  Mentioned in class; argues that middle class was instrumental in state formation.

 

Dickinson, Edward. The Politics of German Child Welfare from the Empire to the Federal Republic. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1996.

 

deSwaan, Abram. In the Care of the State: New York: Health Care, Education, and Welfare in Europe and America During the Modern Era. Oxford University Press, 1988.

 

Dwork, Deborah. War is Good for Babies and Other Young Children. London: Tavistock, 1987.

 

Esping-Andersen, Gosta, Martin Rein, and Lee Rainwater, eds. Stagnation and Renewal in Social Policy: The Rise and Fall of Policy Regimes. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1987.

 

 

Evans, Eric J. Social Policy, 1830-1914. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978.

 

 

Flora, Peter and A. Heidenheimer, eds. The Development of Welfare States in Europe and America. London: Transaction Books, 1981.

 

Hon Hung, Young-Sun. Welfare, Modernity, and the Weimar State, 1919‑1933. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998.

 

 

Lees, Lynn Hollen. Solidarities of Strangers: the English Poor Laws and the People, 1700-1948. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

 

 

Pedersen, Susan. Family, Dependence, and the Origins of the Welfare State: Britain and France, 1914-1945. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993. 

 

 

Women's Organizations and the Creation of Social Policy (Steve Beda)

 

After reading Skocpol, these readings came to mind which some of you might find useful...

 

Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth. Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

 

Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks. Righteous Discontent: The Women's Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.

 

 

Two Books I will likely be referencing this entire quarter (Steve Beda)

 

You've already heard me talk about them, and I'm sure I'll reference them again...

 

Kessler-Harris, Alice. In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th Century America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

 

Cohen, Lizabeth. Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

 

 

American Politics/Political Economy from 1870 to 1920 (Ben Piggot)

 

Dealing with politics from a broader, more "structural" perspective:

 

Elizabeth Sanders, The Roots of Reform: Farmers, Workers, and the American State, 1877-1917 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998)

 

Richard Bensel, The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000)

 

Martin Sklar, The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism, 1890-1916: The Market, the Law, and Politics (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988)

 

 

More Gilded Age and Progressive Era Historiography (Margaret O'Mara)

 

Robert Johnston, The Radical Middle Class: Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in the Progressive Era (2003)

 

Morton Keller, Affairs of State: Public Life in Late Nineteenth Century America (1977)

 

Michael McGerr, The Decline of Popular Politics: The Urban North, 1865-1928 (1986)

 

David Montgomery, The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925 (Cambridge 1987)

 

Stephen Skowronek, Building a New American State: The Expansion of National Administrative Capacities, 1877-1920 (1982) - this is also listed as additional reading on the syllabus, but reiterated here as it is something of a companion piece to Skocpol

 

Alan Trachtenberg, The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age (1982)

 

 

History of Institutions in the United States (Margaret O'Mara)

 

Some of the works I mentioned in class as we discussed Katz' In the Shadow of the Poorhouse

 

David Rothman, Conscience and Convenience: The Asylum and its Alternatives in Progressive America (1980)

 

William Graebner, The History of Retirement (1980) (example of age-grading of society; still a very understudied area)

 

Gerald Grob, Mental Institutions in America (1973) (shows how process of institutionalization created profession of psychiatry – very good at showing process)

 

Charles Rosenberg, The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System (1987) (also emph stigmatizing distinction between public and private)

Eric Schneider, In the Web of Class: Delinquents and Reformers in Boston (1992)

 

Rosemary Stevens, In Sickness and in Wealth: Hospitals in the Twentieth Century (1989)

Viviana Zelizer, Pricing the Priceless Child (1993) 

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