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Someplace Like America

Author : Dale Maharidge
ISBN : 9780520956506
Genre : Social Science
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In Someplace Like America, writer Dale Maharidge and photographer Michael S. Williamson take us to the working-class heart of America, bringing to life—through shoe leather reporting, memoir, vivid stories, stunning photographs, and thoughtful analysis—the deepening crises of poverty and homelessness. The story begins in 1980, when the authors joined forces to cover the America being ignored by the mainstream media—people living on the margins and losing their jobs as a result of deindustrialization. Since then, Maharidge and Williamson have traveled more than half a million miles to investigate the state of the working class (winning a Pulitzer Prize in the process). In Someplace Like America, they follow the lives of several families over the thirty-year span to present an intimate and devastating portrait of workers going jobless. This brilliant and essential study—begun in the trickle-down Reagan years and culminating with the recent banking catastrophe—puts a human face on today’s grim economic numbers. It also illuminates the courage and resolve with which the next generation faces the future.

Someplace Like America

Author : Dale Maharidge
ISBN : 9780520262478
Genre : Business & Economics
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Travel to the working-class heart of America, and follow the deepening crises of poverty and homelessness. Starting in 1980, Maharidge and Williamson have investigated the state of the working class. They follow the lives of several families over a thirty-year span to present an intimate and devastating portrait of workers going jobless.

And Their Children After Them

Author : Dale Maharidge
ISBN : 1583226575
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The writer/photographer team Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson return to the land and families captured in Agee and Evans's inimitable Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, extending the project of conscience and chronicling the traumatic decline of King Cotton. With this continuation of their project, Maharidge and Williamson not only uncover some surprising historical secrets relating to the families and to Agee himself, but also effectively lay to rest Agee's fear that his work, from lack of reverence or resilience, would be but another offence to the humanity of its subjects.

Journey To Nowhere

Author : Dale Maharidge
ISBN : CORNELL:31924071672483
Genre : Business & Economics
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Looks at America's homeless and poor and tells the stories of farm workers, illegal aliens, and the unemployed

Boom Bust Exodus

Author : Chad Broughton
ISBN : 9780199765614
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Recounts the closing of Maytag's Galesburg, Illinois plant and its relocation to Reynosa, Mexico, and details how the economic shift affected individuals in both cities.

Bound For Freedom

Author : Douglas Flamming
ISBN : 0520940288
Genre : History
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Paul Bontemps decided to move his family to Los Angeles from Louisiana in 1906 on the day he finally submitted to a strictly enforced Southern custom—he stepped off the sidewalk to allow white men who had just insulted him to pass by. Friends of the Bontemps family, like many others beckoning their loved ones West, had written that Los Angeles was "a city called heaven" for people of color. But just how free was Southern California for African Americans? This splendid history, at once sweeping in its historical reach and intimate in its evocation of everyday life, is the first full account of Los Angeles's black community in the half century before World War II. Filled with moving human drama, it brings alive a time and place largely ignored by historians until now, detailing African American community life and political activism during the city's transformation from small town to sprawling metropolis. Writing with a novelist's sensitivity to language and drawing from fresh historical research, Douglas Flamming takes us from Reconstruction to the Jim Crow era, through the Great Migration, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and the build-up to World War II. Along the way, he offers rich descriptions of the community and its middle-class leadership, the women who were front and center with men in the battle against racism in the American West. In addition to drawing a vivid portrait of a little-known era, Flamming shows that the history of race in Los Angeles is crucial for our understanding of race in America. The civil rights activism in Los Angeles laid the foundation for critical developments in the second half of the century that continue to influence us to this day.

The Hard Way On Purpose

Author : David Giffels
ISBN : 9781451692754
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider’s perspective. In The Hard Way on Purpose, David Giffels takes us on an insider’s journey through the wreckage and resurgence of America’s Rust Belt. A native who never knew the good times, yet never abandoned his hometown of Akron, Giffels plumbs the touchstones and idiosyncrasies of a region where industry has fallen, bowling is a legitimate profession, bizarre weather is the norm, rock ’n’ roll is desperate, thrift store culture thrives, and sports is heartbreak. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, Giffels’s linked essays are about coming of age in the Midwest and about the stubborn, optimistic, and resourceful people who prevail there.

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