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The Distant Literary Witness and the Ghosts of History in the “Other America”

John Patrick Walsh

in Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941633
eISBN:
9781789629200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941633.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously together with her novel, Claire of the Sea Light. It focuses on Danticat’s critique of the marginalization of “the Other America,” or ... More


King and the Other America: The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality

Sylvie Laurent

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520288560
eISBN:
9780520963436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288560.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Did the Civil rights movement of the Fifties and Sixties fail to address economic issues and to grasp that class, beyond just race, was the main cleavage and the greater hindrance in American ... More


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


Untangling the Pathologies of Ungovernability

Brian Tochterman

in Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633060
eISBN:
9781469633084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633060.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In The Other America, Michael Harrington highlighted the persistence of poverty in New York City in an otherwise affluent era, hoping to spur federal policy that could help struggling neighborhoods ... More


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