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The Resource Freedom is not enough : the Moynihan report and America's struggle over black family life : from LBJ to Obama, James T. Patterson

Freedom is not enough : the Moynihan report and America's struggle over black family life : from LBJ to Obama, James T. Patterson

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Freedom is not enough : the Moynihan report and America's struggle over black family life : from LBJ to Obama
Title
Freedom is not enough
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the Moynihan report and America's struggle over black family life : from LBJ to Obama
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James T. Patterson
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Freedom is not enough
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the Moynihan report and Americas struggle over black family life : from LBJ to Obama
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1965, having just passed major civil-rights laws, President Johnson spoke at Howard University asserting that those laws were not enough to guarantee equality. Johnson's war on poverty lost out to the real war in Vietnam even as domestic unrest grew into riots and white conservatives resisted any efforts to further address issues of racial inequality. Against that backdrop Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then an assistant secretary of labor, issued a report that would famously come to bear his name and would be vilified for its suggestion that the government adopt a policy of 'benign neglect' toward the problems of black families. Moynihan feared that the rise of out-of-wedlock births among black Americans was an indicator of the deterioration of urban black family life. Black-power advocates attacked Moynihan and his report for its perceived focus on black pathologies. But historian Patterson offers a careful analysis of the report, highlighting Moynihan's emphasis on the need for economic development in black communities with particular focus on black men and arguing for welfare assistance that did not disrupt family structures
Summary
Presents the release and reception of Moynihan's report "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action" then and in the forty-five years since
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351492
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Patterson, James T
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.P33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Moynihan, Daniel P.
  • African American poor families
  • African American families
  • United States
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adult
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the Moynihan report and America's struggle over black family life : from LBJ to Obama
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Freedom is not enough : the Moynihan report and America's struggle over black family life : from LBJ to Obama, James T. Patterson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-240) and index
Contents
The pluck of the Irish -- The case for national action -- The report -- "The moment lost" -- Families, welfare, and race, 1966-1968 -- Moynihan, Nixon, and the Family Assistance Plan -- Unproductive dialogue, 1971-1983 -- Combating the silence, 1984-1994 -- Welfare reform, slavery, and jeremiads -- Families in the early 2000s -- From Cosby to Obama
Control code
17795314
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780465013579
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009047048
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn435418545
  • (OCoLC)435418545
Label
Freedom is not enough : the Moynihan report and America's struggle over black family life : from LBJ to Obama, James T. Patterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-240) and index
Contents
The pluck of the Irish -- The case for national action -- The report -- "The moment lost" -- Families, welfare, and race, 1966-1968 -- Moynihan, Nixon, and the Family Assistance Plan -- Unproductive dialogue, 1971-1983 -- Combating the silence, 1984-1994 -- Welfare reform, slavery, and jeremiads -- Families in the early 2000s -- From Cosby to Obama
Control code
17795314
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780465013579
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009047048
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn435418545
  • (OCoLC)435418545

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