Introduction: Something new for the South? -- A European-African-Caribbean-American-Southern city -- Establishing the early war on poverty -- Building community action -- Challenging the establishment and the color line -- Making better and happier citizens -- Defusing the southern powder keg -- Making workers and jobs -- Making groceries -- Making a model New Orleans -- The thugs united and the politics of manhood -- Women, welfare, and political mobilization -- Acronyms, liberalism, and electoral politics, 1969-1971 -- Panthers, snipers, and the limits of liberalism -- Conclusion: Prelude to Katrina.
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