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Someplace like America : tales from the new Great Depression

Author: Dale Maharidge; Michael Williamson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Take us to the working-class heart of America by providing the deepening crises of poverty and homelessness. This title presents an intimate and devastating portrait of workers going jobless.


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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Maharidge; Michael Williamson
ISBN: 9780520262478 0520262476
OCLC Number: 768531207
Description: x, 244 s. : illustrations
Contents: Foreword by Bruce Springsteen Someplace Like America: An Introduction Snapshots from the Road, 2009 Part 1. America Begins a Thirty-Year Journey to Nowhere: The 1980s 1. On Becoming a Hobo 2. Necropolis 3. New Timer 4. Home Sweet Tent 5. True Bottom Part 2. The Journey Continues: The 1990s 6. Inspiration: The Two-Way Highway 7. Waiting for an Explosion 8. When Bruce Met Jenny Part 3. A Nation Grows Hungrier: 2 9. Hunger in the Homes 10. The Working Poor: Maggie and the Invisible Children 11. Mr. Murray on Maggie Part 4. Updating People and Places: The Late 2s 12. Reinduction 13. Necropolis: After the Apocalypse 14. New Timer: Finding Mr. Heisenberg Instead 15. Home Sweet Tent Home 16. Maggie: Am I Doing the Right Thing? 17. Maggie on Mr. Murray Part 5. America with the Lid Ripped Off: The Late 2s 18. Search and Rescue 19. New Orleans Jazz 20. Scapegoats in the Sun 21. The Dark Experiment 22. The Big Boys 23. Anger in Suburban New Jersey Part 6. Rebuilding Ourselves, Then Taking America on a Journey to Somewhere New 24. Zen in a Crippled New Hampshire Mill Town 25. A Woman of the Soil in Kansas City 26. The Phoenix? 27. Looking Forward --
and Back Coda Acknowledgments and Credits Notes
Responsibility: Dale Maharidge ; photographs by Michael S. Williamson ; with a foreword by Bruce Springsteen


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"Evokes the Depression-era collaboration of Walker Evans and James Agee." Publishers Weekly 20110404 "'Someplace Like America' is unrelenting prose... There's something doggedly heroic in this Read more...

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