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Poor People's Movements
Why They Succeed, How They Fail
Frances Fox Piven - 1978-12-12 (first published in 1977)
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Explore the successes and failures of political engagement versus mass defiance with Poor People's Movements. This thought-provoking study examines four 20th century protest movements by lower-class groups in America, including the Great Depression's unemployed workers, the formation of the CIO through industrial strikes, the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and the National Welfare Rights Organization led by welfare recipients. Discover how these movements influenced American history and social justice.
Angus Johnston
@AlyssaRosenberg @arncj32 Piven and Cloward are great on this, and a big touchstone for a lot of activists today. Their book "Poor People's Movements" is 40 years old, but it remains crucial reading.      source
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