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New Orleans after the promises : poverty, citizenship, and the search for the Great Society

Author: Kent B Germany
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1960s and 1970s, New Orleans experienced one of the greatest transformations in its history. This book looks back at that era to explore how a few thousand locals tried to bring the Great  Read more...

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Germany, Kent B., 1971-
New Orleans after the promises.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006031009
(OCoLC)71800543
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kent B Germany
ISBN: 9780820342580 0820342580
OCLC Number: 753977938
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 460 pages, [10] pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction: Something new for the South? --
A European-African-Caribbean-American-Southern city --
Establishing the early war on poverty --
Building community action --
Challenging the establishment and the color line --
Making better and happier citizens --
Defusing the southern powder keg --
Making workers and jobs --
Making groceries --
Making a model New Orleans --
The thugs united and the politics of manhood --
Women, welfare, and political mobilization --
Acronyms, liberalism, and electoral politics, 1969-1971 --
Panthers, snipers, and the limits of liberalism --
Conclusion: Prelude to Katrina.
Responsibility: Kent B. Germany.
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