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A Look Back at the War on Poverty

Annelise Orleck
Annelise Orleck

Recorded December 17, 2007

Annelise Orleck, Professor of History, is the author of several books including Common Sense and a Little Fire: Working Class Women's Politics in the United States and Storming Caesar's Palace which explores the story of a group of Las Vegas hotel maids and welfare mothers who challenged the system that kept them trapped in poverty. Much of Orleck's focuses on class and poverty, and in this installment of Views from the Green, she talks to Genevieve Haas about the 43-year-old legislation known as the War on Poverty and its present day implications.

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