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The battle for welfare rights : politics and poverty in modern America

Author: Felicia Ann Kornbluh
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2007.
Series: Politics and culture in modern America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Battle for Welfare Rights chronicles an American war on poverty fought first and foremost by poor people themselves. It tells the story of the National Welfare Rights Organization, the largest membership organization of low-income people in U.S. history. Setting that story in the context of its turbulent times, the 1960s and early 1970s, historian Felicia Kornbluh shows how closely tied that story was to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felicia Ann Kornbluh
ISBN: 9780812240054 0812240057 9780812220254 0812220250
OCLC Number: 76836275
Description: xi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Inventing welfare rights --
Citizens of the affluent society --
Legal civil disobedience --
On a collision course --
Give us credit for being American --
Nixon, Moynihan, and real live welfare moms --
End of an era --
Conclusion --
Appendix: List of oral history interviews.
Series Title: Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsibility: Felicia Kornbluh.
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The Battle for Welfare Rights tells, for the first time, the complete story of a movement that profoundly affected the meaning of citizenship and the social contract in the United States.  Read more...

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