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The Battle for Welfare Rights: Politics and Poverty in Modern America

(Politics and Culture in Modern America)

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The Battle for Welfare Rights chronicles an American war on poverty fought first and foremost by poor people themselves. It tells the fascinating 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 Kornblu ...more
Paperback, 287 pages
Published December 5th 2007 by University of Pennsylvania Press (first published June 1st 2007)
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jennifer
best thing i read this year. it's about mothers demanding rights as citizens and not just as wage earners or dependents on a working man at a time when caseworkers attempted to regulate what dishes you could eat off of and which dress you should clean in and whether there was evidence that a man had spent time in your house. and there are pictures of when welfare rights activists took over the department of health, education, and welfare and sitting in the secretary's desk, proclaimed the end of ...more
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