Sterett, Susan Marie.

Public pensions : gender and civic service in the states, 1850-1937 / Susan M. Sterett. - Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, c2003. - x, 222 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Social welfare in the states -- Independence and dependence under the public purpose doctrine -- Payments to firemen and soldiers, 1854-1876 -- Military pensions in the courts, 1877-1923 -- Civil service pensions, 1883-1924 -- Mothers' pensions in the courts, 1911-1923 -- Pensions for the blind and workmen's compensation, 1906-1917 -- Old age pensions, 1911-1937.

0801439841 (alk. paper)

2003002040


Local officials and employees--Pensions--History.--United States
State governments--Pensions--History.--Officials and employees--United States

JK2474 / .S74 2003

331.25/29135173/09034

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