Chapter 19. Revolutionary Sentiments: Modern American Domestic Fiction and the Rise of the Welfare State

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Susan Edmunds Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch19

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Edmunds, S. (2009) Revolutionary Sentiments: Modern American Domestic Fiction and the Rise of the Welfare State, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch19

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. Syracuse University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • modern American domestic fiction and rise of welfare state;
  • sentimental campaigns for rehabilitation or conservation of old values;
  • series of public debates and reform initiatives - crucial - formation of US welfare state;
  • sentimental activism and welfare reform;
  • systemic economic breakdown and rising popular unrest - new kind of social welfare legislation;
  • “nationalisation of women”;
  • literary responses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sentimental Activism and Welfare Reform

  • Literary Responses

  • References and Further Reading