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

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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
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • 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
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Biographical or historical data
Robyn Muncy is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Creating a Female Dominion in American Reform, 1890–1935 and the coauthor of Engendering America: A Documentary History, 1865 to the Present.
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IN-ChSCO
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Muncy, Robyn
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other
LC call number
HQ1438.C6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
Series statement
Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America
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  • Women philanthropists
  • Women
  • Political Science, other
  • Political Science
  • Roche, Josephine A. (Josephine Aspinwall), 1886-1976
  • Social Sciences
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
  • Women philanthropists
  • Women
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Social Science
  • Social Science
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specialized
Label
Relentless Reformer : Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America, Robyn Muncy
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Seeking Fundamentals: The Colorado Coal Strike, 1913–1914
  • 5. “Part of It All One Must Become”: Progressive in Wartime, 1915–1918 79
  • Part II. First Temporary Reversal of Progressive Reform: Roche’S New Departures, 1919–1932
  • 6. Work and Love in a Progressive Ebb Tide, 1919–1927
  • 7. Migrating to a “Totally New Planet”: Roche Takes Over Rocky Mountain Fuel, 1927–1928
  • 8. “Prophet of a New and Wiser Social Order,” 1929–1932
  • Part III. Second Burst of Progressive Reform: Height of Roche’S Renown, 1933–1948
  • 9. Working with the New Deal From Colorado, 1933–1934
  • 10. At the Center of Power: Roche in the New Deal Government, 1934–1939
  • 11. Generating a National Debate about Federal Health Policy, 1935–1939
  • Frontmatter
  • 12. Unmoored during Wartime, 1939–1945
  • 13. Becoming a Cold War Liberal, 1945–1948
  • Part IV. Second Temporary Reversal of Progressive Reform: Roche Builds a Private Welfare System in the Coalfields, 1948–1963
  • 14. Creating “New Values, New Realities” in the Coalfields, 1948–1956
  • 15. Democratic Denials and Dissent at the Miners’ Welfare Fund, 1957–1963
  • Part V. Third Burst of Progressive Reform: Roche Reclaims the Full Progressive Agenda, 1960–1976
  • 16. Challenged and Redeemed by the New Progressivism, 1960–1972
  • 17. Only Ten Minutes Left? Epilogue and Assessment
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Contents
  • Select Primary Sources
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I. First Burst of Progressive Reform: Roche’S Apprenticeship, 1886–1918
  • 1. Childhood in the West, Education in the East, 1886–1908
  • 2. Aspiring Feminist and Social Science Progressive, 1908–1912
  • 3. Emergence as a Public Leader, 1912–1913
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Core Textbook.
Extent
1 online resource(440 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852413
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852413
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)454027
  • (OCoLC)984676793
  • (DE-B1597)9781400852413
Label
Relentless Reformer : Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America, Robyn Muncy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Seeking Fundamentals: The Colorado Coal Strike, 1913–1914
  • 5. “Part of It All One Must Become”: Progressive in Wartime, 1915–1918 79
  • Part II. First Temporary Reversal of Progressive Reform: Roche’S New Departures, 1919–1932
  • 6. Work and Love in a Progressive Ebb Tide, 1919–1927
  • 7. Migrating to a “Totally New Planet”: Roche Takes Over Rocky Mountain Fuel, 1927–1928
  • 8. “Prophet of a New and Wiser Social Order,” 1929–1932
  • Part III. Second Burst of Progressive Reform: Height of Roche’S Renown, 1933–1948
  • 9. Working with the New Deal From Colorado, 1933–1934
  • 10. At the Center of Power: Roche in the New Deal Government, 1934–1939
  • 11. Generating a National Debate about Federal Health Policy, 1935–1939
  • Frontmatter
  • 12. Unmoored during Wartime, 1939–1945
  • 13. Becoming a Cold War Liberal, 1945–1948
  • Part IV. Second Temporary Reversal of Progressive Reform: Roche Builds a Private Welfare System in the Coalfields, 1948–1963
  • 14. Creating “New Values, New Realities” in the Coalfields, 1948–1956
  • 15. Democratic Denials and Dissent at the Miners’ Welfare Fund, 1957–1963
  • Part V. Third Burst of Progressive Reform: Roche Reclaims the Full Progressive Agenda, 1960–1976
  • 16. Challenged and Redeemed by the New Progressivism, 1960–1972
  • 17. Only Ten Minutes Left? Epilogue and Assessment
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Contents
  • Select Primary Sources
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I. First Burst of Progressive Reform: Roche’S Apprenticeship, 1886–1918
  • 1. Childhood in the West, Education in the East, 1886–1908
  • 2. Aspiring Feminist and Social Science Progressive, 1908–1912
  • 3. Emergence as a Public Leader, 1912–1913
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Core Textbook.
Extent
1 online resource(440 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852413
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852413
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)454027
  • (OCoLC)984676793
  • (DE-B1597)9781400852413

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