Jennifer Mittelstadt
Associate professor, political history, Rutgers state university of New York

Jennifer Mittelstadt is a political historian of the United States and an associate professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Her latest book is The Rise of the Military Welfare State (2015).

Written by Jennifer Mittelstadt

From the Going Home of the Yankees (American Landscape) series. Photo by Yeon J Yue

Essay/
Economics
Welfare’s last stand

Long in retreat in the US, the welfare state found a haven in an unlikely place – the military, where it thrived for decades

Jennifer Mittelstadt