Someplace Like America

Someplace Like America

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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 lifea€”through shoe leather reporting, memoir, vivid stories, stunning photographs, and thoughtful analysisa€”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 mediaa€”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 studya€”begun in the trickle-down Reagan years and culminating with the recent banking catastrophea€”puts a human face on todaya€™s grim economic numbers. It also illuminates the courage and resolve with which the next generation faces the future.... Financial Services Advisor, March 1, 2000. page 86 Tate on labor unions: Broadcast on ABC-TVa#39;s Good Morning America, January 31, 2008. ... 87 Citia#39;s a€œ Live Richlya€ campaign and the boom in second mortgages: Louise Story, a€œHome Equity Frenzy Was a Bank Ad Come True, a€ ... Research Brief, December 2007, page 87 Waltonanbsp;...

Title:Someplace Like America
Author: Dale Maharidge
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2013-05-14

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