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  - Tim - Goodreads

An excellent historical overview and analysis of key movements in the US in the 20th century. Read full review

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

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).