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Days of destruction, days of revolt

Author: Chris Hedges; Joe Sacco
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2012.
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"Camden, New Jersey, with a population of 70,390, is per capita the poorest city in the nation. It is also the most dangerous. The city's real unemployment - hard to estimate, since many residents have been severed from the formal economy for generations - is probably 30 to 40 percent. The median household income is $24,600. There is a 70 percent high school dropout rate, with only 13 percent of students managing to
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Hedges; Joe Sacco
ISBN: 9781568586434 1568586434
OCLC Number: 744287755
Description: xv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Days of theft : Pine Ridge, South Dakota --
Days of siege : Camden, New Jersey --
Days of devastation : Welch, West Virginia --
Days of slavery : Immokalee, Florida --
Days of revolt : Liberty Square, New York City.
Responsibility: Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco.

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In the vein of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Chris Hedges and American Book Award winning cartoonist Joe Sacco bring us a searing on-the-ground report on  Read more...

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Boston Globe "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (Nation) is as moving a portrait of poverty and as compelling a call to action as Michael Harrington's 'The Other America,' published in 1962." Read more...

 
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