Civil Rights Advocacy on Behalf of the Poor

In Civil Rights Advocacy on Behalf of the Poor, Catherine M. Paden examines five civil rights organizations and explores why they chose to represent the poor—specifically, low-income African Americans—during six legislative periods considering welfare reform.

Civil Rights Advocacy on Behalf of the Poor

Catherine M. Paden

2011 | 240 pages | Cloth $55.00 | Paper $26.50
Political Science | Public Policy
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Table of Contents

1. Antipoverty as a Civil Rights Issue?
2. Assessing and Explaining Shifts in Organizational Priorities
3. Civil Rights Organizations and the War on Poverty
4. Civil Rights Organizations' Antipoverty Activities During the Late 1960s and Early 1970s
5. Explaining Priority Shifts During the 1960s
6. Explaining Priority Shifts During the Early 1970s
7. Recent Battles, Recent Challenges
8. Conclusions

Appendix A: Archival Research and Coding
Appendix B: Shifts in Organizational Attention to Antipoverty Policy
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Notes to Figure Sources
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments