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Planning The War On Poverty: Fixing the Poor or Fixing the Economy?

Frank Stricker

in Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831113
eISBN:
9781469603575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882290_stricker.6
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty that set in motion a series of programs such as increased spending and lower taxes to stimulate job creation, Medicare and Medicaid, ... More


Promises and Politics: Head Start Sets the Stage in the 1960s

Elizabeth Rose

in The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395075
eISBN:
9780199775767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The creation of the federal Head Start program in 1965 put the needs of young children from poor families on the national agenda. Head Start was inspired both by research suggesting the promise of ... More


Evaluating the War on Poverty: The Conservatism Of Liberalism

Frank Stricker

in Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831113
eISBN:
9781469603575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882290_stricker.7
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter evaluates the programs that were commonly associated with President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, especially those that were implemented by R. Sargent Shriver's Office of Economic ... More


The Hillbilly in the Living Room: Television Representations, 1952–1971

Anthony Harkins

in Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189506
eISBN:
9780199788835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189506.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Television programs featuring hillbilly characters and settings reflected both contemporary social concerns about Southern mountain people and a reaction against the Civil Rights Movement. The ... More


Restructure or Rebel? Newark’s War on Poverty

Julia Rabig

in The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388311
eISBN:
9780226388458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388458.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Launched with the Economic Opportunity Act in 1964, the War on Poverty poured funds into job training and mandated maximum feasible participation of poor people in crafting the programs that affected ... More


The Rise of the Public Religious Welfare State: Black Religion and the Negotiation of Church/State Boundaries during the War on Poverty

Omar M. McRoberts

in Boundaries of the State In Us History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This essay conceptualizes the War on Poverty as a period during which public religious capacities were incorporated into the institutional apparatus of the national welfare state. Such incorporation ... More


“Economic development is but a means”: The War on Poverty and Local Economic Planning

in The Problem of Jobs: Liberalism, Race, and Deindustrialization in Philadelphia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226560120
eISBN:
9780226560144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226560144.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the launch of the local economic planning program and the War on Poverty to address employment problems in Philadelphia in the 1950s. It explains that federal anti-poverty ... More


It Was a Peaceful Revolution: Johnson's Great Society and Economic Justice in Coahoma County

Françoise N. Hamlin

in Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835494
eISBN:
9781469601694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty programs. Johnson, a Texan, acknowledged the extent of southern isolation. He dreamed of a Great Society that could take care of ... More


Moynihan, the Dissenters, and the Racialization of Poverty: A Liberal Turning Point That Did Not Turn

Frank Stricker

in Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831113
eISBN:
9781469603575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882290_stricker.8
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the racialization of poverty in the United States during the 1930s and 1960s, with emphasis on the views of Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the so-called Dissenters. It begins by ... More


Confronting Development

Ronald D Eller

in Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125237
eISBN:
9780813135014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125237.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter deals with the antipoverty program and implementation of the most important provisions of the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA). It notes that not long after the passage of the EOA, critics ... More


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