Edward Berkowitz writes on American social welfare policy, recent American history, and American cultural history. An author of fifteen books and over seventy articles, he has been acclaimed as the leading historian of Social Security and of America's welfare state. His most recent monograph, The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy, appeared with Cornell University Press in 2013. He teaches courses in twentieth century American history, the movies and mass media in modern America, and the application of history to public policy.
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