Gillette, Michael L.

Launching the War on Poverty : An Oral History - 2nd ed. - Cary : Oxford University Press, USA, 2014. - 1 online resource (481 p.) - eBooks on Demand Oxford Oral History Series . - Oxford Oral History Series .

""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 CAMELOT CONFRONTS THE CULTURE OF POVERTY""; ""2 THE WAR ON POVERTY TASK FORCE""; ""3 CREATING THE COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM""; ""4 EMPLOYMENT VERSUS POVERTY""; ""5 RURAL PROGRAMS""; ""6 THE ENACTMENT OF POVERTY LEGISLATION""; ""7 THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: “The Most Action In Town�""; ""8 THE JOB CORPS""; ""9 THE COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM""; ""10 AN EARLY SUCCESS: Project Head Start""; ""11 ADVOCATES FOR THE POOR: VISTA and the Legal Services Program""; ""12 DELEGATED PROGRAMS""; ""13 CHALLENGES TO HEAD START"" ""14 THE JOBS CORPS UNDER SIEGE""""15 ""KEEPING THE TRASH IN ONE PILE"": Legislative Battles""; ""16 OEO�S STRUGGLE TO ENDURE""; ""17 EPILOGUE AND ASSESSMENTS""; ""Appendix: Oral History Interviews""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Websites""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Y""; ""Z""

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

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Economic assistance, Domestic - United States.
Politicians - United States.
Poverty - United States.
United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969.
United States - Social policy.


Electronic books.

HC110.P63G54 2010

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