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Mothers of a New World
Maternalist Politics and the Origins of Welfare States

ISBN 9780415903141
Published June 25, 1993 by Routledge
462 Pages

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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Introduction: “Mother Worlds”, Seth Koven, Sonya Michel; Chapter 1 The Historical Foundations of Women's Power in the Creation of the American Welfare State, 1830-1930, Kathryn Kish Sklar; Chapter 2 Borderlands: Women, Voluntary Action, and Child Welfare in Britain, 1840 to 1914, Seth Koven; Chapter 3 Social Mothers: The Bourgeois Women's Movement and German Welfare-State Formation, 1890-1929, Christoph Sachße; Chapter 4 Woman's Work and the Early Welfare State in Germany: Legislators, Bureaucrats, and Clients before the First World War, Jean H. Quataert; Chapter 5 Depopulation and Race Suicide: Maternalism and Pronatalist Ideologies in France and the United States, Alisa Klaus; Chapter 6 The Power of Motherhood: Black and White Activist Women Redefine the “Political”, Eileen Boris; Chapter 7 Catholicism, Feminism, and the Politics of the Family during the late Third Republic, Susan Pedersen; Chapter 8 The Limits of Maternalism: Policies Toward American Wage-Earning Mothers During the Progressive Era, Sonya Michel; Chapter 9 “My Work Came Out of Agony and Grief”: Mothers and the Making of the Sheppard-Towner Act, Molly Ladd-Taylor; Chapter 10 Women in the British Labour Part y and the Construction of State Welfare, 1906-1939, Pat Thane; Chapter 11 A Revolution in the Family: The Challenge and Contradictions of Maternal Citizenship in Australia, Marilyn Lake; Chapter 12 Feminist Strategies and Gendered Discourses in Welfare States: Married Women's Right to Work in the United States and Sweden, Barbara Hobson;

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Seth Koven, Sonya Michel