The politics of public housing : Black women's struggles against urban inequality / by Rhonda Y. Williams.

Author
Williams, Rhonda Y. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Oxford University Press, 2023.
Description
1 online resource (321 p.)

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Summary note
Black women have traditionally represented the canvas on which many debates about poverty and welfare have been drawn. For a quarter century after the publication of the notorious Moynihan report, poor black women were tarred with the same brush: ""ghetto moms"" or ""welfare queens"" living off the state, with little ambition or hope of an independent future. At the same time, the history of the civil rights movement has all too often succumbed to an idolatry that stresses the centrality of prominent leaders while overlooking those who fought daily for their survival in an often hostile urban
Notes
Previously issued in print: 2004.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-295) and index.
Source of description
Derived record based on print version record and publisher information.
Language note
English
Contents
  • Creating "a little heaven for poor people": decent housing and respectable communities
  • "A woman can understand": dissidence in 1940s' public housing
  • Shifting landscapes in postwar Baltimore
  • "When then came the change": the fight against disrepute
  • "An awakening giant": the search for poor people's political power
  • "Sunlight at early dawn": economic struggles, public housing and welfare rights.
ISBN
  • 0-19-771543-5
  • 0-19-988276-2
  • 1-280-50289-4
  • 1-4237-2036-9
  • 0-19-803603-5
  • 1-60256-877-4
OCLC
  • 559933295
  • 935262067
  • 1406783867
Doi
  • 10.1093/oso/9780195158908.001.0001
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