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Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Dale Maharidge Bruce Springsteen Michæl S. Williamson
4.3/5 (153 ratings)
With a Foreword by Bruce Springsteen

In Someplace Like America, writer Dale Maharidge and photographer Michael S. Williamson take us to the working-class heart of America, bringing to life—through shoe leather reporting, memoir, vivid stories, stunning photographs, and thoughtful analysis—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 media—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 . 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 study—begun in the trickle-down Reagan years and culminating with the recent banking catastrophe—puts a human face on today’s grim economic numbers. It also illuminates the courage and resolve with which the next generation faces the future.
 
Language
English
Pages
276
Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of California Press
Release
May 14, 2013
ISBN
0520274512
ISBN 13
9780520274518

Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Dale Maharidge Bruce Springsteen Michæl S. Williamson
4.3/5 (153 ratings)
With a Foreword by Bruce Springsteen

In Someplace Like America, writer Dale Maharidge and photographer Michael S. Williamson take us to the working-class heart of America, bringing to life—through shoe leather reporting, memoir, vivid stories, stunning photographs, and thoughtful analysis—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 media—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 . 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 study—begun in the trickle-down Reagan years and culminating with the recent banking catastrophe—puts a human face on today’s grim economic numbers. It also illuminates the courage and resolve with which the next generation faces the future.
 
Language
English
Pages
276
Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of California Press
Release
May 14, 2013
ISBN
0520274512
ISBN 13
9780520274518

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