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The Resource Storming Caesars Palace : how Black mothers fought their own war on poverty, Annelise Orleck

Storming Caesars Palace : how Black mothers fought their own war on poverty, Annelise Orleck

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Storming Caesars Palace : how Black mothers fought their own war on poverty
Title
Storming Caesars Palace
Title remainder
how Black mothers fought their own war on poverty
Statement of responsibility
Annelise Orleck
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty and dramatically expanded federal aid to America's most vulnerable citizens. But California governor Ronald Reagan soon issued a counter cry, declaring war on welfare and big government. Such criticism of welfare has now raged for four decades, convincing most Americans that Johnson's crusade was an expensive failure. In Storming Caesars Palace, historian Annelise Orleck turns that view on its head, chronicling the saga of welfare mothers in Las Vegas, Nevada, who defied all odds to build one of the country's most successful antipoverty programs." "Storming Caesars Palace captures the story of Operation Life's struggles and triumphs - a compelling illustration of what can be achieved when poor women chart their own course."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orleck, Annelise
Dewey number
362.5/09793/135
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV99.L37
LC item number
O75 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor women
  • Welfare recipients
  • Women social reformers
  • Women in community development
  • Poor
  • Welfare rights movement
  • Poor women
  • Welfare recipients
  • Duncan, Ruby
Label
Storming Caesars Palace : how Black mothers fought their own war on poverty, Annelise Orleck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the cotton fields to the desert sands : living and leaving the delta life -- "The Mississippi of the west" : Jim Crow in Sin City -- "Bad luck and lousy people" : Black single mothers and the war on poverty -- "If it wasn't for you, I'd have shoes for my children" : welfare rights come to Las Vegas -- Storming Caesars Palace : poverty and power in Las Vegas -- Dragging Nevada kicking and screaming into the twentieth century -- "We can do it and do it better" : revitalizing a community from the bottom up -- Can welfare mothers do community economic development? : the triumphs and trials of Operation Life -- Maybe we were fighting history : the legacy of Operation Life
Control code
57432231
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780807050323
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005000652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Storming Caesars Palace : how Black mothers fought their own war on poverty, Annelise Orleck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the cotton fields to the desert sands : living and leaving the delta life -- "The Mississippi of the west" : Jim Crow in Sin City -- "Bad luck and lousy people" : Black single mothers and the war on poverty -- "If it wasn't for you, I'd have shoes for my children" : welfare rights come to Las Vegas -- Storming Caesars Palace : poverty and power in Las Vegas -- Dragging Nevada kicking and screaming into the twentieth century -- "We can do it and do it better" : revitalizing a community from the bottom up -- Can welfare mothers do community economic development? : the triumphs and trials of Operation Life -- Maybe we were fighting history : the legacy of Operation Life
Control code
57432231
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780807050323
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005000652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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