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The Resource The battle for welfare rights : politics and poverty in modern America, Felicia Kornbluh

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

Label
The battle for welfare rights : politics and poverty in modern America
Title
The battle for welfare rights
Title remainder
politics and poverty in modern America
Statement of responsibility
Felicia Kornbluh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 changes in mainstream politics, both nationally and locally in New York City." "The Battle for Welfare Rights offers new insight into women's activism, poverty policy, civil rights, urban politics, law, consumerism, social work, and the rise of modern conservatism. It 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."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kornbluh, Felicia Ann
Dewey number
362.5/56140973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV91
LC item number
.K65 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Welfare rights movement
  • Welfare recipients
  • Poor
  • Public welfare
  • Welfare recipients
  • Poor
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The battle for welfare rights : politics and poverty in modern America, Felicia Kornbluh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
76836275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780812240054
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006052939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)76836275
Label
The battle for welfare rights : politics and poverty in modern America, Felicia Kornbluh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
76836275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780812240054
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006052939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)76836275

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