Poor people's movements: why they succeed, how they fail

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Pantheon Books, 1977 - History - 381 pages
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Review: Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Had a hard time getting into this book, but it was worth it in the end. I would actually recommend that potential readers read Howard Zinn's People's History of The United States first, as this would ... Read full review

Review: Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail

User Review  - Just A. Bean - Goodreads

I learned so much reading this book. It was a bit technical, and tended to repetitive, but really worth the time if you're into mid 20th-century history, or the history of mass movements. Very well thought out, organised and insightful. Read full review

Contents

The Unemployed Workers Movement
41
The Industrial Workers Movement
96
The Civil Rights Movement
181
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About the author (1977)

-->Frances Fox Piven is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate School, City University of New York. She is coeditor of "Work, Welfare and Politics". Her other award-winning books include "Regulating the Poor, Why Americans Don't Vote", and "Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail "(all with Richard Cloward).