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The Resource Southern paternalism and the American welfare state : economics, politics, and institutions in the South, 1865-1965, Lee J. Alston, Joseph P. Ferrie, (electronic book)

Southern paternalism and the American welfare state : economics, politics, and institutions in the South, 1865-1965, Lee J. Alston, Joseph P. Ferrie, (electronic book)

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Southern paternalism and the American welfare state : economics, politics, and institutions in the South, 1865-1965
Title
Southern paternalism and the American welfare state
Title remainder
economics, politics, and institutions in the South, 1865-1965
Statement of responsibility
Lee J. Alston, Joseph P. Ferrie
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eng
Summary
Using the new institutional economics, Professors Alston and Ferrie show how paternalism in Southern agriculture helped shape the growth of the American welfare state in the hundred years following the Civil War. Paternalism was an integral part of agricultural contracts prior to mechanization. It involved the exchange of "good and faithful" labor services for a variety of in-kind services, most notably protection from physical violence. The Southern landed elite valued paternalism because it reduced monitoring costs and turnover. Workers valued paternalism because they lacked civil rights. In order to maintain the value of paternalism to their workers, the agricultural interests needed to prevent meddling from the federal government, which they accomplished through their disproportionate political power. Only the advent of mechanization and complementary technology in the late 1950s and early 1960s finally reduced the desire of Southern agricultural interests to fight the expansion of federal welfare programs
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UkCbUP
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1951-
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Alston, Lee J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Ferrie, Joseph P
Series statement
Political economy of institutions and decisions
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  • Southern States
  • Paternalism
  • Public welfare
  • Public welfare
  • Welfare state
  • Pressure groups
  • Pressure groups
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Southern paternalism and the American welfare state : economics, politics, and institutions in the South, 1865-1965, Lee J. Alston, Joseph P. Ferrie, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The economics of paternalism -- The politics of maintaining paternalism -- Southern opposition to the Social Security Act -- Southern opposition to the Farm Security Administration -- The Bracero program and wartime farm labor legislation -- Mechanization and the disappearance of paternalism
Control code
CR9780511720529
Extent
xii, 170 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521622103
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ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Southern paternalism and the American welfare state : economics, politics, and institutions in the South, 1865-1965, Lee J. Alston, Joseph P. Ferrie, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The economics of paternalism -- The politics of maintaining paternalism -- Southern opposition to the Social Security Act -- Southern opposition to the Farm Security Administration -- The Bracero program and wartime farm labor legislation -- Mechanization and the disappearance of paternalism
Control code
CR9780511720529
Extent
xii, 170 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521622103
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.

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