Growth of the Welfare State

Further reading:

The Agony of the Welfare State by Ludwig von Mises (Chapter 12 in Economic Freedom and Interventionism)

Welfare and the Welfare State by Murray N. Rothbard (Chapter 8 in For a New Liberty)

Origins of the Welfare State in America by Murray N. Rothbard (Chapter 11 in The Progressive Era)

Welfare before the Welfare State by Joshua Fulton

The Welfare State and the Promise of Protection by Robert Higgs

Self-Help: Voluntary Associations in 19th-Century Britain by P. H. J. H. Gosden

From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967 by David T. Beito

Working-Class Patients and the Medical Establishment: Self-Help in Britain from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to 1948 by David G. Green

What Has Government Done to Our Families? by Allan Carlson

The Conquest of Poverty by Henry Hazlitt

Man vs. The Welfare State by Henry Hazlitt

Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980 by Charles Murray

The End of Welfare: Fighting Poverty in the Civil Society by Michael Tanner

Democracy: The God That Failed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Chapters 4 & 10; for an online pdf see here)

The Welfare State, the Family, and Civil Society by Thomas E. Woods, Jr (Chapter 5 in The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy)

See also:

Readings on Poverty and the Welfare State