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The war on poverty : a new grassroots history, 1964-1980

Author: Annelise Orleck; Lisa Gayle Hazirjian
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2011.
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Lyndon Johnson s War on Poverty has long been portrayed as the most potent symbol of all that is wrong with big government. Examining the long War on Poverty from the 1960s onward, this book makes a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annelise Orleck; Lisa Gayle Hazirjian
ISBN: 9780820331010 0820331015 9780820339498 0820339490
OCLC Number: 709408077
Description: ix, 503 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The war on poverty from the grass roots up / Annelise Orleck --
"This government is with us" : Lyndon Johnson and the grassroots war on poverty / Guian A. McKee --
"To challenge the status quo by any means" : community action and representational politics in 1960s Baltimore / Rhonda Y. Williams --
Ideological diversity and the implementation of the war on poverty in Houston / Wesley G. Phelps --
Defining the space of participation in a northern city : Tejanos and the war on poverty in Milwaukee / Marc S. Rodriguez --
Saving babies in Memphis : the politics of race, health, and hunger during the war on poverty / Laurie B. Green --
"Someday ... the colored and white will stand together" : the war on poverty, Black power politics, and Southern women's interracial alliances / Christina Greene --
"Parent power" : Evelina López Antonetty, the United Bronx parents, and the war on poverty / Adina Back --
Gender, civil rights activism, and the war on poverty in Los Angeles / Robert Bauman --
Poverty wars in the Louisiana delta : white resistance, black power, and the poorest place in America / Kent B. Germany --
Plantation politics : the Tufts-Delta Health Center and intraracial class conflict in Mississippi, 1965-1972 / Greta de Jong --
Fighting for the child development group of Mississippi : poor people, local politics, and the complicated legacy of Head Start / Amy Jordan --
Going back to Selma : organizing for change in Dallas county after the march to Montgomery / Susan Youngblood Ashmore --
The war on poverty and the Chicano movement in Texas : confronting "Tio Tomás" and the "Gringo pseudoliberals" / William Clayson --
Looking back to the city in the hills : the Council of the Southern Mountains and a longer view of the war on poverty in the Appalachian South, 1913-1970 / Thomas Kiffmeyer --
The war on poverty in Mississippi and Oklahoma : beyond Black and White / Daniel M. Cobb --
The house that "equality" built : the Asian American movement and the legacy of community action / Karen M. Tani --
Conclusion : the war on the war on poverty and American politics since the 1960s / Annelise Orleck.
Responsibility: edited by Annelise Orleck and Lisa Gayle Hazirjian.

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