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The War on Poverty: A New Grassroots History, 1964-1980 - Orleck, Annelise (Editor), and Hazirjian, Lisa Gayle (Editor)
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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. Conservatives deride the War on Poverty for corruption and the creation of "poverty pimps," and even liberals carefully distance themselves from it. Examining the long War on Poverty from the 1960s onward, this book makes a controversial argument that the programs were in many ways a success, reducing poverty rates and weaving a social safety net that has proven as enduring as programs that came out of ...

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The War on Poverty: A New Grassroots History, 1964-1980 2011, University of Georgia Press, Athens

ISBN-13: 9780820339498

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The War on Poverty: A New Grassroots History, 1964-1980 2011, University of Georgia Press, Athens

ISBN-13: 9780820331010

Hardcover