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Everybody's Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina - Southern Dissent (Hardback)
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Everybody's Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina - Southern Dissent (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 30/10/2017
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While many scholars have argued that confrontation and protest were the most effective ways for the poor to empower themselves during the social change of the 1960s, Karen Hawkins demonstrates that moderate, local leadership and biracial cooperation were sometimes just as forceful. Everybody's Problem shows these values at play in the nation's first rural Community Action Agency to receive federal funding as a part of Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty.

Karen Hawkins describes the founding of Craven Operation Progress in North Carolina, discusses the philosophies and tactics of its directors, and outlines the tensions that arose between local leadership and federal control. Using previously untapped primary sources including oral interviews with antipoverty workers and local citizens, records from the U.S. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, and documents from the North Carolina Fund, Hawkins adds to the story of the factors that helped lower poverty rates and advance economic development during the 1960s and beyond.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813054971
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 18 mm

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