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The Resource Michael Harrington and today's other America, by Bill Donovan, (electronic resource)

Michael Harrington and today's other America, by Bill Donovan, (electronic resource)

Label
Michael Harrington and today's other America
Title
Michael Harrington and today's other America
Statement of responsibility
by Bill Donovan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Harrington's book The Other America, a groundbreaking study of poverty in America, was published in 1962. Read by President John F. Kennedy, it was probably the driving force behind the "war on poverty." The Boston Globe editorialized that Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps and expanded social security benefits were traceable to Harrington's ideas. Harrington became the pre-eminent spokesman for socialism in America.This film captures the essence of Harrington's ideas through the use of archival footage and interviews with people who knew and worked with him, as well as those who were in total disagreement. Over thirty interviews are filmed with people as diverse as John Kenneth Galbraith, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley and Charles Murray. We also hear from ordinary people who struggle to make a living, or are dependent on social services. These are the victims of what Harringon called "the new American poverty," which unfortunately still exists despite a booming economy. The documentary includes a brief history of socialism in America, and raises questions concerning the merits and relevance of unions today, and the problems of migrant workers, farmers, inner cities and our health care system
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donovan, Bill
Intended audience
For High School; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
86
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harrington, Michael
  • Poverty
  • Socialism
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Michael Harrington and today's other America, by Bill Donovan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?CURV;1646899
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646899/curv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (86 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a214940
  • (OCoLC)747797966
Video recording format
other
Label
Michael Harrington and today's other America, by Bill Donovan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?CURV;1646899
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646899/curv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (86 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a214940
  • (OCoLC)747797966
Video recording format
other

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