A Movement Without Marches

A Movement Without Marches

African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia

eBook - 2009
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In this bold interpretation of U.S. history, Lisa Levenstein reframes highly charged debates over the origins of chronic African American poverty and the social policies and political struggles that led to the postwar urban crisis. A Movement Without Marches follows poor black women as they traveled from some of Philadelphia's most impoverished neighborhoods into its welfare offices, courtrooms, public housing, schools, and hospitals, laying claim to an unprecedented array of government benefits and services. Levenstein uncovers the constraints that led women to public institutions, emphasizin.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9780807871645
0807871648
9781469605883
1469605880
9780807889985
0807889989
9780807871645
0807871648
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 300 pages) : illustrations, maps

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