The Battle for Welfare Rights

The Battle for Welfare Rights tells, for the first time, the complete story of a movement that profoundly affected the meaning of citizenship and the social contract in the United States.

The Battle for Welfare Rights
Politics and Poverty in Modern America

Felicia Kornbluh

2007 | 312 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $24.95
American History | Political Science | Economics
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

Inventing Welfare Rights
Citizens of the Affluent Society
Legal Civil Disobedience
On a Collision Course
Give Us Credit for Being American
Nixon, Moynihan, and Real Live Welfare Moms
End of an Era

Conclusion

List of Oral History Interviews
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments