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American Ways of Welfare

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 January 2004

James A. Morone
professor of political science at Brown University (


After Welfare: The Culture of Postindustrial Social Policy. By Sanford Schram. New York: New York University Press, 2000. 234 pages. $55.00 cloth, $19.00 paper.Ending Welfare as We Know It. By R. Kent Weaver. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000. 482 pages. $44.95cloth, $19.95 paper.Fighting Poverty with Virtue: Moral Reform and America's Urban Poor, 1825–2000. By Joel Schwartz. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000. 353 pages. $39.95 cloth.From Warfare State to Welfare State: World War I, Compensatory State Building, and the Limits of the Modern Order. By Marc Allen Eisner. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000. 371 pages. $65.00 cloth, $19.95 paper.The Shadow Welfare State: Labor, Business and the Politics of Health Care in the United States. By Marie Gottschalk. Ithaca, N.Y.: ILR Press, Cornell University Press, 2000. 288 pages. $48.50 cloth, $19.95 paper.Unwanted Claims: The Politics of Participation in the U.S. Welfare System. By Joe Soss. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000. 247 pages. $44.50 cloth, $19.95 paper.What Government Can Do: Dealing with Poverty and Inequality. By Benjamin I. Page and James Simmons. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. 409 pages. $29.00 cloth, $20.00 paper.His most recent book is Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History. Morone's Democratic Wish: Popular Participation and the Limits of American Government won the American Political Science Association's Gladys M. Kammerer Award and was named a New York Times notable book of 1991. Morone is president of the New England Political Science Association, chairman of the editorial board of PS: Politics and Political Science, and past president of the Politics and History section of APSA. The author wishes to thank Elizabeth Bussiere, Deborah Stone, Corey Brettschneider, Kelli Auerbach, Lisa Burrell, Susan Bickford, Greg McAvoy, and Jennifer Hochschild.

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