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The Resource Launching the war on poverty : an oral history, Michael L. Gillette, (electronic resource)

Launching the war on poverty : an oral history, Michael L. Gillette, (electronic resource)

Label
Launching the war on poverty : an oral history
Title
Launching the war on poverty
Title remainder
an oral history
Statement of responsibility
Michael L. Gillette
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Head Start, Job Corps, Foster Grandparents, College Work-Study, VISTA, Community Action, and the Legal Services Corporation are familiar programs, but their tumultuous beginning has been largely forgotten. Conceived amid the daring idealism of the 1960s, these programs originated as weapons in Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, an offensive spearheaded by a controversial new government agency. Within months, the Office of Economic Opportunity created an array of unconventional initiatives that empowered the poor, challenged the established order, and ultimately transformed the nation's attitudes
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gillette, Michael L
Dewey number
362.5/80973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Oxford oral history series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • United States
  • United States
  • Politicians
Label
Launching the war on poverty : an oral history, Michael L. Gillette, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
ocn649478986
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 458 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199750689
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612613449
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649478986
Label
Launching the war on poverty : an oral history, Michael L. Gillette, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
ocn649478986
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 458 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199750689
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612613449
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649478986

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