Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
–Ambrose Bierce

 

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GOV 236 Politics in Literature and Film (LC-3)

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LC 3 RFT paper #2

What does the life of Alice Austen tell us about American society and politics in the first part of the 20th century? What does her fall into poverty tell us about the need for the New Deal’s Social Security program?  What does her love life tell us about the lives of gays and lesbians in those days?
Chauncey, “A Gay World, Vibrant and Forgotten,” New York Times, 26 June 1994

Gays and Lesbians in Early 20th Century America“, lecture by Professor Nancy Unger, Santa Clara University

DeWitt, “The Development of Social Security in America” (only up to section entitled “The Amendments of 1939″) Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 70 No. 3, 2010.

Bortz, The Roosevelt Administration and Social Security, The Social Welfare History Project

Ellis, “Survivors Of The Great Depression Tell Their Stories,” NPR, 27 November 2008.

Cawthorne, The Not-So-Golden Years: Confronting Elderly Poverty and Improving Seniors’ Economic Security, 27 September 2010.

 

 

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