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To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America / Edition 1
     

To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America / Edition 1

by Robert R. Korstad
 

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ISBN-10: 0807871141

ISBN-13: 9780807871140

Pub. Date: 05/30/2010

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

When Governor Terry Sanford established the North Carolina Fund in 1963, he saw it as a way to provide a better life for the "tens of thousands whose family income is so low that daily subsistence is always in doubt." Illustrated with evocative photographs by Billy Barnes, To Right These Wrongs offers a lively account of this pioneering effort in America's War on

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When Governor Terry Sanford established the North Carolina Fund in 1963, he saw it as a way to provide a better life for the "tens of thousands whose family income is so low that daily subsistence is always in doubt." Illustrated with evocative photographs by Billy Barnes, To Right These Wrongs offers a lively account of this pioneering effort in America's War on Poverty.

Robert Korstad and James Leloudis describe how the Fund's initial successes grew out of its reliance on private philanthropy and federal dollars and its commitment to the democratic mobilization of the poor. Both were calculated tactics designed to outflank conservative state lawmakers and entrenched local interests that nourished Jim Crow, perpetuated one-party politics, and protected an economy built on cheap labor. By late 1968, when the Fund closed its doors, a resurgent politics of race had gained the advantage, led by a Republican Party that had reorganized itself around opposition to civil rights and aid to the poor.

The North Carolina Fund came up short in its battle against poverty, but its story continues to be a source of inspiration and instruction for new generations of Americans.

Includes a DVD of the documentary Change Comes Knocking: The Story of the North Carolina Fund.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807871140
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
05/30/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Battle Lines 11

2 Alliances 57

3 Citizen Soldiers 109

4 An Army of the Poor 165

5 Fighting for the High Ground 231

6 Counterassault 287

Epilogue 347

Notes 357

Bibliography 393

Acknowledgments 411

Index 415

About the DVD Change Comes Knocking 437

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