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The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma

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When the body of a black teenager is found in the St. Joseph's River, unhealed wounds and suspicions surface between two Michigan towns. Beautifully written and painstakingly reported, "The Other Side of the River" sensitively portrays the lives and hopes of the towns' citizens as they wrestle with this mystery and with others.

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In The Other Side of the River, Kotlowitz brings readers to two Michigan towns, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. Separated by the St. Joseph River, they are geographically close, yet worlds apart: St. Joseph is a 95 percent white, prosperous lakeshore community, while Benton Harbor is impoverished and 92 percent black. When the body of a black teenage boy from Benton Harbor is found in the river, unhealed wounds and suspicions between the two towns populations surface as well. The investigation into Eric Mcginnis's death inevitably becomes a screen onto which each community projects its resentments and fears. Beautifully written and painstakingly reported, The Other Side of the River sensitively portrays the lives and hopes of the towns' citizens as they wrestle with this mystery and others - and reveals the attitudes and misperceptions that undermine race relations throughout America. This powerful story challenges us to think about our own assumptions about race, no matter which side of the river we live on.

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The story of a kind of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't even think existsfrom a leading national poverty expert who defies convention (New York Times)

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About the Author

Kathryn J. Edin is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, recognized for using both quantitative research and direct, in-depth observation to illuminate key mysteries about people living in poverty:  “In a field of poverty experts who rarely meet the poor, Edin usefully defies convention” (New York Times).  Her books include  Promises I Can't Keep:  Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage and Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City.  Edin is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. 
 
H. Luke Shaefer is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, and a research affiliate at the National Poverty Center. Nationally recognized for his research on poverty, Shaefer’s research has been cited in the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, and National Review, among numerous other news outlets.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385477215
Author:
Kotlowitz, Alex
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Edin, Kathryn J.
Author:
Shaefer, H. Luke
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Hate crimes
Subject:
Murder victims
Subject:
Murder victims -- Michigan -- Saint Joseph -- Case studies.
Subject:
Saint Joseph
Subject:
Benton Harbor
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
McGinnis, Eric,
Subject:
Hate crimes - Michigan - Saint Joseph
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
93-R027
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In The Other Side of the River, Kotlowitz brings readers to two Michigan towns, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. Separated by the St. Joseph River, they are geographically close, yet worlds apart: St. Joseph is a 95 percent white, prosperous lakeshore community, while Benton Harbor is impoverished and 92 percent black. When the body of a black teenage boy from Benton Harbor is found in the river, unhealed wounds and suspicions between the two towns populations surface as well. The investigation into Eric Mcginnis's death inevitably becomes a screen onto which each community projects its resentments and fears. Beautifully written and painstakingly reported, The Other Side of the River sensitively portrays the lives and hopes of the towns' citizens as they wrestle with this mystery and others - and reveals the attitudes and misperceptions that undermine race relations throughout America. This powerful story challenges us to think about our own assumptions about race, no matter which side of the river we live on.
"Synopsis" by ,
The story of a kind of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't even think existsfrom a leading national poverty expert who defies convention (New York Times)
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