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Launching the War on Poverty: An Oral History

Michael L. Gillette
Format
Book
Published
Oxford [U.K.] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition
2nd ed
Language
English
Series
The Oxford Oral History Series
Oxford Oral History Series
ISBN
9780195387278 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0195387279 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Camelot confronts the culture of poverty
  • The war on poverty task force
  • Creating the community action program
  • Employment versus poverty
  • Rural programs
  • The enactment of poverty legislation
  • The office of economic opportunity : "the most action in town"
  • The job corps
  • The community action program
  • An early success : Project Head Start
  • Advocates for the poor : VISTA and the legal services program
  • Delegated programs
  • Challenges to Head Start
  • The job corps under siege
  • "Keeping the trash in one pile" : legislative battles
  • OEO's struggle to endure
  • Epilogue and assessments.
Description
xx, 458 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [431]-446) and index.
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