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A people's war on poverty : urban politics and grassroots actitivists in Houston / Wesley G. Phelps.

Author/Creator:
Phelps, Wesley G.
Publication:
Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2014]
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xiii, 239 pages ; 23 cm
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Other Title:
Urban politics and grassroots actitivists in Houston
Subjects:
Community Action Program (U.S.) -- History.
Community development -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century.
Poor -- Services for -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century.
Poor -- Political activity -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century.
Poverty -- Government policy -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century.
Social action -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century.
Contents:
The war on poverty and the expansion of democracy
Declaring a war on poverty in the midst of "pervasive conservatism": the tumultuous road to establishing a community action agency, 1964-1965
Creating an alternative antipoverty philosophy for Houston: grassroots religious activists and VISTA workers outside the city's community action agency, 1964-1966
An aggressive vision for the community action program: confrontational politics and the expansion of democracy, 1966-1967
A closing window of opportunity for expanding democracy: Houston's public officials and the taming of the community action program, 1967
A triumph for the limited vision of democracy: new leadership and the expulsion of the organizers, 1967-1969
National changes with local results: de-escalation of the war on poverty, 1969-1976
The war on democracy.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-234) and index.
ISBN:
9780820346700 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0820346705 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780820346717 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0820346713 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
854980367