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Fighting to Preserve a Nation's Soul

America's Ecumenical War on Poverty

Robert Bauman (author)

ISBN: 9780820354873

Publication Date: Jan 2019

Format: Hardback

Provides the first book-length study of the contributions of religious leaders to the War on Poverty, and it demonstrates their centrality to that effort, both in supporting OEO director Sargent Shriver through their public testimony and lobbying efforts, and in co-funding and sponsoring community action programs.
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This is the first book-length study of the contributions of religious leaders to the War on Poverty, and it demonstrates their centrality to that effort, both in supporting OEO director Sargent Shriver through their public testimony and lobbying efforts, and in co-funding and sponsoring community action programs that realized the ideal of maximum feasible participation of the poor, one of the key tenets of the War on Poverty.
Illustrations 12 black & white photographs
Pages 230
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 28 Jan 2019
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Subject/s History of the Americas   Social services & welfare, criminology   Theology   Poverty & unemployment  
Robert Bauman is an associate professor of history at Washington State University and author of Race and the War on Poverty: From Watts to East L.A. (University of Oklahoma Press, 2008).

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