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A people's war on poverty : urban politics and grassroots activists in Houston, Wesley G. Phelps

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A people's war on poverty : urban politics and grassroots activists in Houston
Title
A people's war on poverty
Title remainder
urban politics and grassroots activists in Houston
Statement of responsibility
Wesley G. Phelps
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In A People's War on Poverty, Wesley G. Phelps investigates the on-the-ground implementation of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty during the 1960s and 1970s. He argues that the fluid interaction between federal policies, urban politics, and grassroots activists created a significant site of conflict over the meaning of American democracy and the rights of citizenship that historians have largely overlooked. In Houston in particular, the War on Poverty spawned fierce political battles that revealed fundamental disagreements over what democracy meant, how far it should extend, and who s
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Phelps, Wesley G
Dewey number
305.5/69097641411
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Community Action Program (U.S.)
  • Community development
  • Poor
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Social action
Label
A people's war on poverty : urban politics and grassroots activists in Houston, Wesley G. Phelps
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. The War on Poverty and the Expansion of Democracy; One. Declaring a War on Poverty in the Midst of "Pervasive Conservatism": The Tumultuous Road to Establishing a Community Action Agency, 1964-1965; Two. Creating an Alternative Antipoverty Philosophy for Houston: Grassroots Religious Activists and VISTA Workers Outside the City's Community Action Agency, 1964-1966; Three. An Aggressive Vision for the Community Action Program: Confrontational Politics and the Expansion of Democracy, 1966-1967
  • Four. A Closing Window of Opportunity for Expanding Democracy: Houston's Public Officials and the Taming of the Community Action Program, 1967Five. A Triumph for the Limited Vision of Democracy: New Leadership and the Expulsion of the Organizers, 1967-1969; Six. National Changes with Local Results: De- escalation of the War on Poverty, 1969-1976; Conclusion. The War on Democracy; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Control code
ocn870646646
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820346724
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870646646
Label
A people's war on poverty : urban politics and grassroots activists in Houston, Wesley G. Phelps
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. The War on Poverty and the Expansion of Democracy; One. Declaring a War on Poverty in the Midst of "Pervasive Conservatism": The Tumultuous Road to Establishing a Community Action Agency, 1964-1965; Two. Creating an Alternative Antipoverty Philosophy for Houston: Grassroots Religious Activists and VISTA Workers Outside the City's Community Action Agency, 1964-1966; Three. An Aggressive Vision for the Community Action Program: Confrontational Politics and the Expansion of Democracy, 1966-1967
  • Four. A Closing Window of Opportunity for Expanding Democracy: Houston's Public Officials and the Taming of the Community Action Program, 1967Five. A Triumph for the Limited Vision of Democracy: New Leadership and the Expulsion of the Organizers, 1967-1969; Six. National Changes with Local Results: De- escalation of the War on Poverty, 1969-1976; Conclusion. The War on Democracy; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Control code
ocn870646646
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820346724
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870646646

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