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Thomas J. Sugrue: Michael Harrington and the Political Economy of Postwar America

Thomas J. Sugrue is the David Boies Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and author of "The Origins of the Urban Crisis." His talk was part of a two-day conference, organized by Holy Cross and held March 22-23, 2012, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the publication "The Other America," by Michael Harrington '47. The conference convened renowned scholars and activists to revisit Harrington's ideas on poverty and to take on some of the defining issues of poverty today.