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Urban Politics and Grassroots Activists in Houston
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People's War on Poverty
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In A People's War on Poverty, Wesley G. Phelps investigates the on-the-ground implementation of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty during the 1960s and 1970s. He argues that the fluid interaction between federal policies, urban politics, an...
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Wesley G. Phelps has written an engaging and informative case study . . . [I] recommend this work to both academic and general readers interested in American civil rights history. . . . Phelps has provided a valuable and significant contribution to the scholarship on America's War on Poverty.--M. Courtney Welch "Southwestern Historical Quarterly " Wesley Phelps reveals a largely unacknowledged Houston. He tells a story of poverty and power through a series of moments when a diverse group of local people told a generation how things had to be different. Battling over ideas from prophetic Christianity, the radical New Left, the emerging Sunbelt, the Old South, and the controversial War on Poverty, they launched a fierce argument about the kind of power that working Americans should have and the kind of Houston that would emerge from the end of Jim Crow.--Kent B. Germany "author of New Orleans after the Promises: Poverty, Citizenship, and the Search for the Great Society " Wesley G. Phelps's A People's War on Poverty is an important contribution to the growing historical literature about the antipoverty crusade at the local level. The focus is on Houston, one of the most understudied cities in the South, and on the grassroots activists who fought there. . . . In addition to being an important piece of historical scholarship, this well-written book will easily find its way into college classes on the War on Poverty, the long civil rights movement, and the rise of late twentieth-century conservatism. It also takes its place in the growing and stimulating literature on post- World War II Texas.--Robert Korstad "Journal of American History "
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Wesley G. Phelps is assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University.