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Storming Caesars Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty

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In Storming Caesars Palace, historian Annelise Orleck tells the compelling story of how a group of welfare mothers built one of this country's most successful antipoverty programs. Declaring "We can do it and do it better," these women proved that poor mothers are the real experts on poverty. In 1972 they founded Operation Life, which was responsible for many firsts for the poor in Las Vegas-the first library, medical center, daycare center, job training, and senior citizen housing. By the late 1970s, Operation Life was ...

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Storming Caesars Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty
2006, Beacon Press, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780807050316

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Storming Caesar's Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty
2005, Beacon Press (MA), Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780807050323

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