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A 'folly... manifest to everyone': The Movement to Enact Unemployment Insurance Legislation in North Carolina, 1935-1936

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As part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program, the Social Security Act (1935) included provisions for unemployment insurance compensation to workers based on state compliance by January 1, 1936. Because of the law's timing, Governor J.C.B. Ehringhaus was forced to call a special session in December 1937, despite his political and financial opposition to doing so.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 52 Issue 3, July 1975, p283-302, il, por