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To Promote the General Welfare.

Chambers, Clarke A. and Esther Wattenberg.

Public welfare policy over the last two hundred years was examined in a series of lectures held at the University of Minnesota to celebrate the bicentennial of the United States Constitution. Papers by three of the distinguished scholars in the 1988 series are printed here: Michael B. Katz on Historic Obstacles to Welfare Reform; Gerald N. Grob on Public Policy and Mental Illness; and Lela B. Costin on Women, Children, and The General Welfare. In addition, H.E. Mason provides a written response to the entire series. A summary of the series appeared in the December 1988 CURA Reporter.

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CURA 88-7. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Sponsored by the University of Minnesota's School of Social Work, Social Welfare History Archives, and Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, and held at the Hubert H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota, during October and November 1987.
111 pp.
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