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Abandoned in the heartland : work, family, and living in East St. Louis

Author: Jennifer F Hamer
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes us into the lives of East St Louis' predominantly African American residents to find out what has happened since industry abandoned the city, and jobs, quality schools, and city services  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer F Hamer
ISBN: 9780520269316 0520269314 9780520269323 0520269322
OCLC Number: 801355846
Notes: In America's heartland. East St. Louisans and their cars. Work and meaning in a jobless suburb. Hustling, clean and dirty. "Around here, women never get done workin". "Gotta protect my own". The cost of abandonment. Epilogue: Obama and East St. Louis.
Description: xv, 244 s. : illustrations
Contents: In America's heartland --
East St. Louisans and their cars --
Work and meaning in a jobless suburb --
Hustling, clean and dirty --
"Around here, women never get done workin". "Gotta protect my own". The cost of abandonment --
Epilogue: Obama and East St. Louis.
Responsibility: Jennifer F. Hamer

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"Hamer does a valiant job of showing how difficult everyday life can be in a declining suburban landscape." Naacp Legal Defense & Educational Fund

 
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