In A Prelude to the Welfare State, expense V. Fishback and Shawn Everett Kantor problem frequent old perceptions via arguing that employees’ reimbursement, instead of being an early innovative victory, succeeded simply because all correct parties—labor and administration, insurance firms, attorneys, and legislators—benefited from the ruling. Rigorous and convincing, A Prelude to the Welfare nation is a tremendous reappraisal of the reasons and effects of a circulate that eventually remodeled the character of social coverage and the yank workplace.
“Substantial, well-written, and compelling. . . . the result is an in-depth research of the way employees’ repayment was once created and at the beginning carried out within the usa before everything of the 20th century”—Christopher R. Larrison, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
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