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Social solutions to poverty : America's struggle to build a just society

Author: Scott J Myers-Lipton
Publisher: Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, ©2006.
Series: Great Barrington books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The voices of famous and lesser known figures in America's quest to reduce poverty are collected for the first time in this comprehensive historical anthology. Traces the most important ideas and contributions of citizens, activists, labor leaders, scholars, politicians, and governmental agencies to ensure American citizens the basics of food, housing, employment, education, and health care. Each chapter is composed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Myers-Lipton, Scott J.
Social solutions to poverty.
Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, ©2006
(OCoLC)654649050
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott J Myers-Lipton
ISBN: 9781594512100 1594512108 9781594512117 1594512116
OCLC Number: 67240490
Description: xiv, 345 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Native American contributions to egalitarianism --
The early republic and antebellum America : moral cures, poorhouses, and structural solutions --
After the Civil War : the rise of labor and scientific charity --
The (Un)Progressive Era --
The Great Depression and the New Deal era --
The war on poverty --
Dismantling the new deal and war on poverty : contemporary solutions.
Series Title: Great Barrington books.
Responsibility: Scott J. Myers-Lipton ; edited with contributions by Scott J. Myers-Lipton, foreword by Charles Lemert.
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"This unique volume could become a standard reference not only for scholars and students who study poverty, but also for policymakers and citizens seeking realistic solutions."William Julius Wilson,  Read more...

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"...the story told by Myers-Lipton is profoundly educational and is a must read for those seeking to lay the ground for meeting America's poverty challenge in the future."-Tracey L. Farrigan, Read more...

 
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