ISBN13:978-0231103657 ISBN10: 0231103654 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0231103640 ISBN10: 0231103646
Summary: Winner of the 1998 National Conference of Black Political Scientists Book Award; Winner of the 1998 C. Wright Mills Award, from the Society for the Study of Social Problems This book chronicles the complex connections between race and class that have marked American social reform since the New Deal, revealing an aspect of the civil rights struggle that that has been too long overlooked or obscured: the struggle for policies to expand social and economic welfare fo
Summary: Winner of the 1998 National Conference of Black Political Scientists Book Award; Winner of the 1998 C. Wright Mills Award, from the Society for the Study of Social Problems This book chronicles the complex connections between race and class that have marked American social reform since the New Deal, revealing an aspect of the civil rights struggle that that has been too long overlooked or obscured: the struggle for policies to expand social and economic welfare for blacks and whites alike. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:97 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Columbia University Press Published: 09/03/1998 International: No
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Hamilton, Dona Cooper : City University of New York
Dona Cooper Hamilton is associate professor of social work at Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York.
Hamilton, Charles V. : Columbia University in the City of New York
Charles V. Hamilton is Wallace Sayre Professor of Government at Columbia University.
"Documents that, contrary to popular misconception, the civil rights agenda is an American agenda and not African-American agenda. Organizations like the national Urban League and the NAACP have throughout their history labored to persuade this nation to live up to the edict in our Constitution that 'all men are created equal' and to honor the Preamble which calls upon government to 'promote the general welfare'."
--Hugh B. Price, President, National Urban League
"The Hamiltons´ lucid study of the history of policy making in social welfare, from the New Deal to the present, is written from a black perspective and is meticulously researched and documented. Black civil rights organizations, seeking a universal social welfare system, jobs in the regular work force, and national hegemony over government programs, worked for policies that comprised a dual agenda: the pursuit of race-specific issues and the fight for a social welfare agenda that included all citizens regardless of race. Part of the story is that of the clash of the two agendas. . . . Highly recommended."
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