In her study of the welfare rights movement, Premilla Nadasen breaks new ground by tracing the history of a distinctive brand of feminism that emerged in the 1960s. Comprising almost exclusively single mothers on welfare, the welfare rights movement sought to organize the poor to make demands upon the system and in the process create a more humane welfare program. By recovering the voices of movement women and their experiences as mothers, racial minorities, welfare recipients, tenants, consumers, community members, feminists and activists, this book demonstrates how race, class, gender and other identities continually reshape and redefine one another. Copyright (C) Muze Inc. 2005. For personal use only. All rights reserved.