NEJL hosts collaborative War on Poverty Bibliography

As one of the contributions marking the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, the National Equal Justice Library has launched a collaborative bibliography on the War on Poverty. The initiative grew out of a conference on Poverty Law: Cases, Teaching, and Scholarship at the Washington College of Law in October 2013. Elisa Minoff, a political and legal historian, who will be teaching as an Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Florida beginning in the fall of 2014, has conceptualized and developed the initial bibliography. The bibliography is designed to be an ongoing collaborative effort, and Minoff encourages others to contribute additional entries, and well as annotations to existing and new entries.

The idea was to highlight some of the most enduring scholarship on the War on Poverty and to present the most recent work being done by social scientists, legal scholars, and historians on the subject. For context, Minoff included a list of useful sources on social welfare in America before and after the War on Poverty, as well as some recent analyses of the legacies of the War on Poverty. We are planning to add a section with literature covering the most significant poverty law cases in the next weeks.

The document is available as a google doc, which is also linked from the NEJl’s War on Poverty — Legal Services Resources Center website:

The bibliography can also be downloaded as a pdf document.

Periodic updates of the bibliography will be posted on the NEJL War on Poverty — Legal Services Resources Center website as pdf documents.

If you would like to contribute citations and commentary, please e-mail the National Equal Justice Library Project Archivist kh781[at] law.georgetown.edu or Elisa Minoff: elisa.minoff [at] gmail.com, who can either give you permission to edit the document directly or add your suggested citations herself.

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