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To right these wrongs : the North Carolina Fund and the battle to end poverty and inequality in 1960s America / Robert R. Korstad and James L. Leloudis ; with photographs by Billy E. Barnes.

By: Korstad, Robert Rodgers.
Contributor(s): Leloudis, James L | Barnes, Billy E. (Billy Ebert), 1931- | Video Dialog Inc.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010Description: 1 online resource (436 pages) : illustrations, portraits.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780807895740; 0807895741; 9781469603674; 1469603675.Subject(s): Economic assistance, Domestic -- North Carolina -- History | Poverty -- Government policy -- North Carolina -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: To right these wrongs.DDC classification: 362.5/80975609046 LOC classification: HC107.N83 | P634 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Battle lines -- Alliances -- Citizen soldiers -- An army of the poor -- Fighting for the high ground -- Counterassault.
Summary: Korstad and Leloudis explore an innovative program established by the governor of North Carolina in 1963 to combat severe poverty.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-409) and index.

Battle lines -- Alliances -- Citizen soldiers -- An army of the poor -- Fighting for the high ground -- Counterassault.

Korstad and Leloudis explore an innovative program established by the governor of North Carolina in 1963 to combat severe poverty.

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This is a fascinating account of an inspiring, short-lived chapter in recent US history--the 1960s effort to bring the American dream to millions of poor and marginalized Americans. The North Carolina Fund anticipated the War on Poverty programs that emerged over the next decade. The Fund joined together the State of North Carolina, the Ford Foundation, and a range of North Carolina-based foundations to support local initiatives designed to battle the entrenched poverty of the southern US. This volume (and accompanying DVD) provides a social and intellectual history of the Fund, and of the young men and women the Fund sent to small towns and rural communities across the state. Consistent with War on Poverty programs nationally, the North Carolina initiatives quickly became ensnared in local fears of civil rights and the jealousies of local elected officials who saw their power base threatened. The Fund's emphasis on poverty provoked fears of socialism, civil rights, and "race-mixing." Meanwhile, the emphasis on local action, supported by funds from out-of-state foundations and from the federal government, circumvented the control of local political elites. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. D. R. Imig University of Memphis

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