To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America (review)

To Right These Wrongs by Robert R. Korstad and James L. Leloudis (UNC Press, 2010).

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To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America (review)

by Michael K. Honey
Southern Cultures, Vol. 18, No. 1: Spring 2012

University of North Carolina Press, 2010

With poverty and unemployment at levels unprecedented since the Great Depression, as wages of those with jobs stagnate, as the federal government spends trillions for war and gives tax and bailout subsidies to the ultra-rich, we should be asking ourselves how it got to be this way and what we can do about it. To Right These Wrongs provides many of the answers. Robert Korstad and James Leloudis, two superb scholars, have spent years researching and teaching about the causes and cures for poverty. They have produced a work that is richly informative, immensely inspiring, and deeply disturbing.