The Great Society and the War on Poverty: An Economic Legacy in Essays and Documents, 1st Edition

  • John R. Burch, Jr.
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  • ISBN-10: 1440833885
  • ISBN-13: 9781440833885
  • DDC: 362.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 435 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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An ideal resource for students as well as general readers, this book comprehensively examines the Great Society era and identifies the effects of its legacy to the present day.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
List of Primary Documents.
1: Affirmative Action.
2: African American Civil Rights Movement.
3: Appalachian Poverty.
4: Banfield, Edward, and The Unheavenly City.
5: Beautification of the United States.
6: Birmingham Church Bombing.
7: Black Panther Party.
8: Buckley, William F., Jr..
9: Califano, Joseph A., Jr..
10: Carmichael, Stokely.
11: Carson, Rachel, and Silent Spring.
12: Caudill, Harry, and Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area.
13: Chávez, César.
14: Chicano/Chicana Civil Rights Movement (El Movimiento).
15: Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act of 1965.
16: Civil Rights Act of 1964.
17: Civil Rights from the Great Society to the Obama Administration.
18: Clinton Administration and the “End of Welfare as We Know It”.
19: Coal and the Persistence of Poverty in Appalachia.
20: Cohen, Wilbur.
21: Community Action Program.
22: Consumer Protection Movement.
23: Counterculture and the Anti-War Movement.
24: Culture of Poverty.
25: Daley, Richard J..
26: Dirksen, Everett.
27: Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966 and Endangered Species Conservation Act of 1969.
28: Environmental Movement.
29: Equal Pay Act of 1963.
30: Food Stamp Act of 1964.
31: Galbraith, John Kenneth, and The Affluent Society.
32: Goldwater, Barry.
33: Goodwin, Richard.
34: Great Society in Indian Country.
35: Green, Edith.
36: Harrington, Michael, and The Other America.
37: Harris, LaDonna.
38: Hayden, Tom.
39: Head Start and Education Reform.
40: Health Care Reform: From Medicare and Medicaid to the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.
41: Higher Education Act of 1965.
42: Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965.
43: Immigration Policy.
44: Jim Crow and the Great Society.
45: Johnson, Lady Bird.
46: Johnson, Lyndon B..
47: Kennedy Administration and Civil Rights.
48: Kennedy, John F..
49: King, Martin Luther, Jr..
50: Legal Services Programs for the Poor.
51: Malcolm X.
52: Marshall, Thurgood.
53: Mills, Wilbur.
54: Minimum Wage.
55: Moynihan, Daniel.
56: Nader, Ralph, and Unsafe at Any Speed.
57: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
58: Native American Poverty.
59: Nixon Administration and the Great Society.
60: North Carolina Fund.
61: Office of Economic Opportunity.
62: Orshansky, Mollie.
63: Perkins, Carl Dewey.
64: Poor People’s Campaign.
65: Presidential Election of 1968.
66: Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.
67: Reuther, Walter.
68: Ronald Reagan and the Great Society.
69: Shriver, R. Sargent, Jr..
70: Thurmond, Strom.
71: Udall, Stewart.
72: Urban Race Riots.
73: Vietnam War.
74: Voting Rights Act of 1965.
75: Wallace, George C..
76: War on Poverty.
77: War on Poverty in Appalachia.
78: Warrior, Clyde.
79: Waters of the United States.
80: Wholesome Meat Act of 1967 and Wholesome Poultry Products Act of 1968.
81: Women’s Movement.
82: Epilogue: Great Society at 50.
Primary Documents.
83: President John F. Kennedy’s Speech to Congress on Public Welfare Programs, February 1, 1962.
84: George C. Wallace’s First Inaugural Address As Governor of Alabama, January 14, 1963.
85: President Lyndon Johnson’s State of the Union Address, January 8, 1964.
86: The Council of Economic Advisers Economic Report of 1964, January 20, 1964.
87: Poll Tax Amendment, February 4, 1964.
88: President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society Speech at Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 22, 1964.
89: Civil Rights Act of 1964, July 2, 1964.
90: President Lyndon Johnson’s Remarks Following the Signing of the Economic Opportunity Act, August 20, 1964.
91: The Negro Family: the Case for National Action (Also Known As the Moynihan Report), 1965.
92: “Message From the President of the United States Transmitting Advancing the Nation’s Health,” By President Lyndon B. Johnson, January 7, 1965.
93: Transcript of Letter From President Lyndon Johnson to the President of the Senate and to the Speaker of the House Concerning Stepping Up the War on Poverty, February 17, 1965.
94: President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Special Message to the Congress: “The American Promise,” March 15, 1965.
95: President Lyndon Johnson’s Commencement Address at Howard University: “To Fulfill These Rights,” June 4, 1965.
96: Voting Rights Act of 1965, August 6, 1965.
97: Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, October 3, 1965.
98: Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Commission), February 1968.
99: Economists’ Statement on Guaranteed Annual Income, May 27, 1968.
100: President Richard M. Nixon’s Special Message to the Congress on the Nation’s Antipoverty Programs, February 19, 1969.
101: President Richard M. Nixon’s Statement Announcing Extension of Welfare Reform Proposals, June 10, 1970.
102: President Ronald Reagan’s Radio Address to the Nation on Welfare Reform, February 15, 1986.
103: President Bill Clinton’s Statement on Signing the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, August 22, 1996.
104: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Opinion In North Carolina State Conference of the Naacp V. MCCrory, 2013.
105: Supreme Court of the United States Syllabus, Shelby County, Alabama V. Holder, Attorney General, Et Al., February 27, 2013.
106: President Barack Obama’s Remarks at the Lbj Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit, April 10, 2014.
107: Coal Country Protection Act, June 3, 2014.
108: “Remarks By the President at the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches” By President Barack Obama, March 7, 2015.
About the Author.