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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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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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["The War on Poverty"] is history, not economic or political theory, and its power comes from its empirical approach . . . The stories contained in this volume of how its battles have been lost and Read more...

 
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