The Battle for Welfare Rights: Politics and Poverty in Modern America

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Price
$26.50
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publish Date
Pages
312
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.7 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812220254

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About the Author

Felicia Kornbluh teaches history at Duke University. She has written for many publications, including The Nation, Feminist Studies, Los Angeles Times, Women's Review of Books, Journal of American History, and In These Times. Cofounder of Historians for Social Justice, she is a long-standing member of the Women's Committee of 100, an advocacy organization.

Reviews

"The Battle for Welfare Rights unearths the remarkable moment in history when a movement led by African American women shook the nation's foundations of power. . . . Essential reading for students of welfare history, theory, and politics, as well as an inspiration to those who carry on the battle for social justice in America."--Dorothy Roberts, Northwestern University


"The most sophisticated study of welfare rights organizing to date. It engages with grassroots and high politics, social history and social thought, and, in the process, illuminates how law and social work shaped the movement to secure the 'rightly needs' of poor solo mothers. . . . Kornbluh does it all with insight and verve."--Eileen Boris, University of California, Santa Barbara


"A rich chronicle of welfare rights activity, the 'movement's' strategic thinking, and the political and policy context that shaped and interacted with the movement."--Rickie Solinger, author of Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States

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