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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Stanford - "The other America" 1967
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Stanford - "The other America" 1967
Published: 2014/06/01
Channel: Calin Gilea
The Other America: Michael O Harrington at TEDxSeattleU
The Other America: Michael O Harrington at TEDxSeattleU
Published: 2012/04/24
Channel: TEDx Talks
Michael Harrington - Poverty: Hopeful or Hopeless" - Part 1
Michael Harrington - Poverty: Hopeful or Hopeless" - Part 1
Published: 2013/06/27
Channel: socialisteducation
Martin Luther King, Jr. | "The Other America" Speech (Full) HD
Martin Luther King, Jr. | "The Other America" Speech (Full) HD
Published: 2016/08/27
Channel: Famous History
MLK: The Other America
MLK: The Other America
Published: 2015/07/02
Channel: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
The Other America
The Other America
Published: 2008/10/01
Channel: CBS
P/Reservation (The other America)
P/Reservation (The other America)
Published: 2015/01/16
Channel: Ryan Dawson
Dr  Martin Luther King Jr  at Stanford
Dr Martin Luther King Jr at Stanford 'The other America'
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: jordan sears
The Other America - A Dream Deferred Part I
The Other America - A Dream Deferred Part I
Published: 2015/03/16
Channel: Sonnet Verde
MLK "The Other America" Stanford University, 4/14/1967
MLK "The Other America" Stanford University, 4/14/1967
Published: 2017/08/31
Channel: The Political Healer
27.4 - The Other America
27.4 - The Other America
Published: 2015/04/22
Channel: Christopher Cirrincione
Rev. Dr. King, Jr, "The Other America" Now & Then
Rev. Dr. King, Jr, "The Other America" Now & Then
Published: 2015/03/22
Channel: Sonnet Verde
The Other Guys - America!
The Other Guys - America!
Published: 2012/07/06
Channel: Eriecartel
Dr  Martin Luther King Jr  at Stanford
Dr Martin Luther King Jr at Stanford 'The other America' 1967
Published: 2016/01/19
Channel: Martin Luther Documantary
Al Jazeera America  The Other America
Al Jazeera America The Other America 'Fredrick Brennan'
Published: 2014/09/20
Channel: World News
50th anniversary of Michael Harrington
50th anniversary of Michael Harrington's 'The Other America' at Progress Ohio
Published: 2012/10/22
Channel: Bob F
EDUCATION AND AWARENESS: METH AMERICA , The other Epidemic
EDUCATION AND AWARENESS: METH AMERICA , The other Epidemic
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: AddictsLivesMatter
Jason Derulo - "The Other Side" Performance on AGT - America
Jason Derulo - "The Other Side" Performance on AGT - America's Got Talent 2013
Published: 2013/08/08
Channel: America's Got Talent
.@fordschool - The Other America: Then and Now debate - Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray
.@fordschool - The Other America: Then and Now debate - Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray
Published: 2012/09/19
Channel: Ford School
Politics Book Review: The Other America: Poverty in the United States by Michael Harrington
Politics Book Review: The Other America: Poverty in the United States by Michael Harrington
Published: 2013/01/15
Channel: PoliticsBookMix
The other America
The other America
Published: 2010/03/23
Channel: Capp Kirk
The Other Guys - America!
The Other Guys - America!
Published: 2014/07/16
Channel: Alexander Gonzalez
Coming of Age in the Other America (Monday Afternoon 1)
Coming of Age in the Other America (Monday Afternoon 1)
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: America's Promise Alliance
Video "The Other America" - Condor Travel
Video "The Other America" - Condor Travel
Published: 2009/05/07
Channel: condortrav
The Other Guys- "America!" scene
The Other Guys- "America!" scene
Published: 2010/12/18
Channel: Atony94
The Other America: Then and Now — Thomas Sugrue
The Other America: Then and Now — Thomas Sugrue
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: College of the Holy Cross
CNN DIALOGUES - Today
CNN DIALOGUES - Today's Other America: Living in Poverty
Published: 2012/05/18
Channel: Emory University
The Other America - The Dream Deferred Dance
The Other America - The Dream Deferred Dance
Published: 2015/03/02
Channel: Sonnet Verde
The Other America   Poverty in the United States
The Other America Poverty in the United States
Published: 2017/07/22
Channel: rosef alfon
الجانب الاخر لامريكا | The other side of America
الجانب الاخر لامريكا | The other side of America
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: Mohsin Vlogs
The Other America: Then and Now — Alan Wolfe
The Other America: Then and Now — Alan Wolfe
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: College of the Holy Cross
The Other America
The Other America
Published: 2015/02/12
Channel: kappellano31409
The Other America: Then and Now — Michael Kazin
The Other America: Then and Now — Michael Kazin
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: College of the Holy Cross
The Other America: Then and Now — William Julius Wilson
The Other America: Then and Now — William Julius Wilson
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: College of the Holy Cross
The Other America: Then and Now — Child Farm Labor
The Other America: Then and Now — Child Farm Labor
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: College of the Holy Cross
The American Way of Poverty: As Inequality Hits Record High, Sasha Abramsky on the Forgotten Poor
The American Way of Poverty: As Inequality Hits Record High, Sasha Abramsky on the Forgotten Poor
Published: 2013/09/12
Channel: Democracy Now!
2017 "PRISON NATION" the other AMERICA... If you
2017 "PRISON NATION" the other AMERICA... If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!
Published: 2011/12/22
Channel: Mark-Anthony Mitchell
Two Americas: The Other America
Two Americas: The Other America
Published: 2012/11/03
Channel: Eric Dixon
The Other One Percent: Indians in America
The Other One Percent: Indians in America
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: Carnegie Live
The Other America: Then and Now — Annette Lareau
The Other America: Then and Now — Annette Lareau
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: College of the Holy Cross
50 Years Since The Other America Poverty Conference: Introduction by Demos President Miles Rapoport
50 Years Since The Other America Poverty Conference: Introduction by Demos President Miles Rapoport
Published: 2012/07/11
Channel: Demos Equal Say, Equal Chance
1992 - Commercial - America
1992 - Commercial - America's Pork Producers - Pork, The other white meat...
Published: 2010/07/25
Channel: Video Archeology
FORTITUDE
FORTITUDE's, "The Other America, A Dream Deferred," performed February 16, 2015.
Published: 2015/03/22
Channel: Sonnet Verde
Irreconcilable Differences—The “Other America” of Leftists and Liberals; They Hate Us
Irreconcilable Differences—The “Other America” of Leftists and Liberals; They Hate Us
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Servis Chill Zone
ボリビア:The Other America (2)
ボリビア:The Other America (2)
Published: 2009/04/11
Channel: LunaticEclipseSouthA
The Other America   Poverty in the United States
The Other America Poverty in the United States
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: Cordelia Kamau
FHTA The Other America submission widescreen
FHTA The Other America submission widescreen
Published: 2008/03/31
Channel: Sophie Martin
Lisa Hamler-Fugitt speaks at 50th anniversary of the Other America event at Progress Ohio
Lisa Hamler-Fugitt speaks at 50th anniversary of the Other America event at Progress Ohio
Published: 2012/10/21
Channel: Bob F
Bizarre Foods America: ( The Other Florida )
Bizarre Foods America: ( The Other Florida )
Published: 2016/10/10
Channel: Robert Keller
Nov 18, 2016 The Other One Percent Indians in America
Nov 18, 2016 The Other One Percent Indians in America
Published: 2016/11/23
Channel: TiE Silicon Valley
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The Other America (ISBN 0-684-82678-X) is Michael Harrington's best known and likely most influential book. He was an American democratic socialist, writer, political activist, political theorist, professor of political science, radio commentator, and founding member of the Democratic Socialists of America. He believed that American Socialists could support certain Democratic Party candidates, including candidates for President.

Synopsis[edit]

The book was a study of poverty in the United States, published in 1962 by Macmillan. It found a small but emerging audience in an America that was developing a greater self-awareness after the struggles of World War II and the Korean War. Dwight D. Eisenhower's two terms as President from 1953–1961 had temporarily upended the New Deal Coalition, begun by Franklin Roosevelt, which was revived, at least in spirit, by the election of John Kennedy, in 1960.

Reception[edit]

A widely read review, "Our Invisible Poor," in The New Yorker by Dwight Macdonald brought the book to the attention of President John F. Kennedy. The Other America argued that up to 25% of the nation was living in poverty. Many (such as historian Maurice Isserman[1]) believe that this book is responsible for President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty." The Penguin Books paperback editions have sold over one million copies.[1] The Boston Globe editorialized that Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps and expanded social security benefits were traceable to Harrington’s ideas. With the book's acceptance, many believe Harrington became the pre-eminent spokesman for democratic socialism in America. By 1980, Harrington considered a run for President himself, though he threw his support to Democratic candidates instead.[1]

Documentary film[edit]

The 1999 documentary film Michael Harrington and Today's Other America: Corporate Power and Inequality captured the essence of Harrington’s ideas through the use of archival footage and interviews with his colleagues and opponents. Over thirty interviews were filmed, including:

The documentary included a brief history of socialism in America, and raised questions concerning

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Isserman, Maurice (2009-06-19). "Michael Harrington: Warrior on poverty". The New York Times. 

See also[edit]


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