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Social Security

A Documentary History

Larry W. DeWitt, Daniel Béland, Edward D. Berkowitz


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Social Security: A Documentary History details the development of U.S. Social Security from its antecedents and founding in 1935 to the controversies of the present day. Filled with primary source documents, this unique reference weaves together the colorful history of Social Security in an easy-to-follow chronological fashion that highlights the major moments and events in the program's development. Headnotes introduce and provide comments for the documents, which include congressional testimonies, government reports, presidential speeches, and rare archival evidence. This new work will serve as a valuable resource for librarians and researchers in academic and public libraries.

CQ Press, 9780872895027, 512pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007