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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 $26.50
American History / Political Science / Economics
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Table of Contents


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


List of Oral History Interviews
List of Abbreviations

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