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Rachel and her children : homeless families in America

Author: Jonathan Kozol
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tells the stories of homeless Americans and their struggle for survival. Examines the lack of affordable housing, the conditions of "temporary" housing funded by city governments, and the crimes that men, women, and children resort to in order to eat or survive.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kozol, Jonathan.
Rachel and her children.
New York : Crown Publishers, 1988
(OCoLC)568755461
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Kozol
ISBN: 051756730X 9780517567302
OCLC Number: 16527303
Description: ix, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ordinary people --
Overview : a captive state --
pt. 1. Christmas at the Martinique Hotel ; A mood or resignation ; Grieving for a lost home ; Three generations ; Rachel and her children ; The big street --
pt. 2. Failure to thrive ; Concealment ; Stereotypes ; The penalties of failure ; The road to Potter's Field ; Distancing ourselves from pain and tears ; About prayer --
pt. 3. The natural results ; Seasonal concerns ; The long march ; Untouchables ; One childhood : no second chance --
Epilogue : economies of scale.
Responsibility: Jonathan Kozol.

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Tells the stories of homeless Americans and their struggle for survival. Examines the lack of affordable housing, the conditions of "temporary" housing funded by city governments, and the crimes that men, women, and children resort to in order to eat or survive.

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