Jennifer Mittelstadt

Jennifer Mittelstadt

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Jennifer Mittelstadt is a professor of modern U.S. history at Rutgers University, where she studies politics, social welfare, gender, and the military. She is the author of From Welfare to Workfare: The Unintended Consequences of Liberal Reform, 1945–1965 (2005) and The Rise of the Military Welfare State (2015), and a coauthor, with Premilla Nadasen and Marisa Chappell, of Welfare in the United States: A History with Documents (2009). A former fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, she has written for such publications as Jacobin, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. She is currently researching a new book about the grassroots transformation of American empire in the late twentieth century.

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  • New Deal Nostalgia: Rethinking the American Welfare State
  • The Free Market and the Volunteer Army
  • The Rise of the Military Welfare State
  • Women and the All-Volunteer Force