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Everybody's Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina

Karen M. Hawkins

Abstract

Everybody’s Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina puts forward a new and broader understanding of the factors that contributed to declining poverty rates during the 1960s and beyond. The main focus of this study is Craven County, North Carolina, home to the nation’s first rural antipoverty program to receive federal funds as part of President Johnson’s War on Poverty. After quickly creating local contoversy in its first year, the program—much to the surprise of its conservative critics—survived through the remainder of the decade and into the next. Most responsible was the larg ... More

Keywords: War on Poverty, Craven County, North Carolina, poverty, community action, economic development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813054971
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054971.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen M. Hawkins, author