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West, Guida, 1981, The National Welfare Rights Movement: The Social Protest of Poor Women, New York: Praeger.


West, Guida, 198106, The National Welfare Rights Movement: The Social Protest of Poor Women, New York: Praeger. 21+451p. @ISBN: 0275907406@[amazon]


‘Contents

Foreword by Richard A. Cloward and Frances Fox Piven

Commentary by Johnnie Tillmon, First Chair of the National Welfare Rights Organization

Preface

Chapter

1. Introduction

Notes


Part1 Mobilization of Poor Women

2. Mobilization of Poor Women

The Rise of the Welfare System
The Origins of the National Welfare Rights Movement
Mobilizing Money
Mobilizing Members
Mobilizing Leaders
@The Formal Leaders
@The Informal Leaders
Notes

3. Conflicts within NWRO

Race, Class, and Gender Conflicts
Race and Class Conflicts
NWRO and the Movement for Economic Justice
Notes


Part2 Mobilization of Supporters

4. NWRO and The Friends of Welfare Rights

Historical Links between the Church and the Poor
The NWRO/IFCO Coalition
NWRO and the United Church of Christfs Welfare Priority Team
The Welfare Rights Information and Support Community
Local Coalitions of WROs and Friends of WRP
@Twin-Track Coalitions in New Jersey
@Integrated Coalitions of the Poor and Nonpoor
@An Independent, Middle-Class Coalition for Welfare Reform
Notes

5. NWRO and Alliances with Black and Womenfs Organizations

NWRO and Black Organizations
@NWRO/SCLC
@NWRO/CORE
@NWRO/Black Panthers
@NWRO/PUSH
@NWRO/NTO
@NWRO/National Urban League
@NWRO/NAACP
@NWRO/Black Churches
NWRO and Womenfs Organizations
@NWRO and Black Womenfs Organizations
@NWRO and White Womenfs Organizations
@Welfare as a Womenfs Issue
Notes


Part3 Conflict and Cooperation with the welfare authorities

6. NWRO and Its Supporters Versus The Welfare Authorities

An Overview of the Welfare System
NWRO and Its Supporters versus the Administrators
@The Street Strategy
@Cooperation and Negotiation
NWRO and Its Supporters versus the Legislators
NWRO and Its Supporters versus the Courts
Notes


Part4 The Changing Sociopolitical Climate

7. The changing Sociopolitical climate: From Collectivism to Individualism

The Political Establishment
The Supporters
The Public
Notes

8. Summary and Conclusions

Summary
Conclusions
Notes
Selected Bibliography


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