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Battle for Bed-Stuy the long war on poverty in New York City

Author: Michael Woodsworth
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, London Harvard University Press [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Battle for Bed-Stuy is about an unlikely alliance that changed the shape of urban policy in the United States. The book reinterprets Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty from the ground up and shows how Johnson's "unconditional" crusade, launched in 1964, grew out of the rich exchange of ideas that had been unfolding in New York neighborhoods for years beforehand. The critical neighborhood in this story was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Woodsworth
ISBN: 9780674545069 0674545060
OCLC Number: 1000148577
Description: vii, 416 Seiten Illustrationen 25 cm
Responsibility: Michael Woodsworth

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In the 1960s Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood was labeled America's largest ghetto. But its brownstones housed a coterie of black professionals intent on bringing order and hope to the  Read more...

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