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Brutal Need: Lawyers and the Welfare Rights Movement, 1960-73 New ed

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Martha F. DavisStaff Attorney, Legal Defense and Education Fund, USA

ISBN13: 9780300064247
ISBN: 0300064241
Published: December 1995
Publisher: Yale University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £15.00



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During the 1960s a group of lawyers - in collaboration with welfare recipient activists - mounted a legal campaign to create a constitutional right to welfare. This book tells the behind-the-scenes story of that campaign - the strategies, successes, failures and frustrations.