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Author Orleck, Annelise.

Title Storming Caesars Palace : how Black mothers fought their own war on poverty / Annelise Orleck.

Published Boston : Beacon Press, c2005.

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 UniM Bail  362.509793135 ORLE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 368 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 316-352) and index.
Contents From the cotton fields to the desert sands : living and leaving the delta life -- "The Mississippi of the west" : Jim Crow in Sin City -- "Bad luck and lousy people" : Black single mothers and the war on poverty -- "If it wasn't for you, I'd have shoes for my children" : welfare rights come to Las Vegas -- Storming Caesars Palace : poverty and power in Las Vegas -- Dragging Nevada kicking and screaming into the twentieth century -- "We can do it and do it better" : revitalizing a community from the bottom up -- Can welfare mothers do community economic development? : the triumphs and trials of Operation Life -- Maybe we were fighting history : the legacy of Operation Life.
Subject Duncan, Ruby.
Welfare rights movement -- Nevada -- Las Vegas.
Poor women -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Political activity.
Welfare recipients -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Political activity.
Women social reformers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas.
Women in community development -- Nevada -- Las Vegas.
Poor -- Services for -- Nevada -- Las Vegas.
ISBN 0807050326 (cloth : alk. paper)