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Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Olin Library, Room 107
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk by Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, associate professor in the Department of History at Cornell, presenting her book, Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America (Princeton University Press, 2017).

Professor Kohler-Hausmann will discuss how politics and policies during the 1970s led to the unprecedented expansion of the U.S. penal system and reductions in welfare programs throughout the late twentieth century.

Getting Tough was named one of CHOICE’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2017, and received Honorable Mention for the 2018 Frederick Jackson Turner Award by the Organization of American Historians.

This book talk is sponsored by Olin Library. Light refreshments served.

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Jenny Leijonhufvud

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(607) 255-9998


Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

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Department of History

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