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The Resource Relentless reformer : Josephine Roche and progressivism in twentieth-century America, Robyn Muncy

Relentless reformer : Josephine Roche and progressivism in twentieth-century America, Robyn Muncy

Label
Relentless reformer : Josephine Roche and progressivism in twentieth-century America
Title
Relentless reformer
Title remainder
Josephine Roche and progressivism in twentieth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Muncy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Josephine Roche (1886-1976) was a progressive activist, New Deal policymaker, and businesswoman. As a pro-labor and feminist member of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, she shaped the founding legislation of the U.S. welfare state and generated the national conversation about health-care policy that Americans are still having today. In this gripping biography, Robyn Muncy offers Roche's persistent progressivism as evidence for surprising continuities among the Progressive Era, the New Deal, and the Great Society. Muncy explains that Roche became the second-highest-ranking woman in the New Deal government after running a Colorado coal company in partnership with coal miners themselves. Once in office, Roche developed a national health plan that was stymied by World War II but enacted piecemeal during the postwar period, culminating in Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s. By then, Roche directed the United Mine Workers of America Welfare and Retirement Fund, an initiative aimed at bolstering the labor movement, advancing managed health care, and reorganizing medicine to facilitate national health insurance, one of Roche's unrealized dreams. In Relentless Reformer, Muncy uses Roche's dramatic life story -- from her stint as Denver's first policewoman in 1912 to her fight against a murderous labor union official in 1972 -- as a unique vantage point from which to examine the challenges that women have faced in public life and to reassess the meaning and trajectory of progressive reform."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Muncy, Robyn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1419
LC item number
.M86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roche, Josephine A.
  • Roche, Josephine A.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women social reformers
  • Women philanthropists
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Employees
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Women philanthropists
  • Women social reformers
  • Colorado
  • United States
Label
Relentless reformer : Josephine Roche and progressivism in twentieth-century America, Robyn Muncy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
877364268
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 408 pages
Isbn
9780691122731
Lccn
2014935546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)877364268
Label
Relentless reformer : Josephine Roche and progressivism in twentieth-century America, Robyn Muncy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
877364268
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 408 pages
Isbn
9780691122731
Lccn
2014935546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)877364268

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