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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The New York Times bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Nickel and Dimed has already become a classic of undercover reportage. Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join... (read more)

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join... (read more)

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All God's Children: Inside the Dark and Violent World of Street Families
All God's Children: Inside the Dark and Violent World of Street Families
by Rene Denfeld
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James Daniel Nelson first hit the streets as a teenager in 1992. Rejoined a clutch of runaways and misfits who camped out together in a squat under a Portland bridge. Within a few months the group — they called themselves a family — was... (read more)

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Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
by Paul Tough
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What would it take? That was the question that Geoffrey Canada found himself asking. What would it take to change the lives of poor children—not one by one, through heroic interventions and occasional miracles, but in big numbers, and in a way that... (read more)

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Trapped in America's Safety Net: One Family's Struggle (Chicago Studies in American Politics)
Trapped in America's Safety Net: One Family's Struggle (Chicago Studies in American Politics)
by Andrea Louise Campbell
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Campbells book revolves around the experiences of her brothers family when his pregnant wife suffered a horrific accident—leaving Marcella a quadriplegic—without health insurance. Yet the accident was more than a physical and emotional tragedy.... (read more)

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The New York Times bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Nickel and Dimed has already become a classic of undercover reportage. Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join... (read more)

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Rich and Rest of Us (12 Edition)
Rich and Rest of Us (12 Edition)
by Tavis Smiley
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Record unemployment and rampant corporate avarice, empty houses but homeless families, dwindling opportunities in an increasingly paralyzed nation—these are the realities of 21st-century America, land of the free and home of the new middle class... (read more)

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The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives
The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives
by Sasha Abramsky
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Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in... (read more)

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From Poor Law to Welfare State: A History of Social Welfare in America (6th Edition)
From Poor Law to Welfare State: A History of Social Welfare in America (6th Edition)
by Walter I Trattner
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Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's andlt;Iandgt;From Poor Law to Welfare Stateandlt;/Iandgt; has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive account of... (read more)

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Tell Them Who I Am: The Lives of Homeless Women
Tell Them Who I Am: The Lives of Homeless Women
by Elliot Liebow
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"One of the very best things ever written about homeless people in the nation."—Jonathan Kozol.... (read more)

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No Room of Her Own: Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
No Room of Her Own: Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
by Desiree Hellegers
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This oral history collection brings together extended interviews with fifteen women who share the common experience of homelessness. While all the interviews were conducted in Seattle, Washington between 1991 and 2008, the women’s stories zigzag... (read more)

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Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression
Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression
by Dale Maharidge
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Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression, as with so many other important and deserving books, may never enjoy the level of attention and readership it so obviously merits. Written by Dale Maharidge and featuring photographs by... (read more)

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When Did I See You Hungry?
When Did I See You Hungry?
by Gerard Thoma Straub
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This book is about poverty and our responsibility to help those who are forced to live on the margins of society. The photographs in this book depict real people—suffering souls whose lives are spent in the harshly cruel prison of poverty. To look... (read more)

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Crossing the Border
Crossing the Border
by Michael Rowe
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The relationship between the homeless and the social service community marks a border where the disenfranchised meet the mainstream of society. Crossing the Border, the first book-length study of outreach work to the mentally ill homeless, uses... (read more)

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Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption
Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption
by John Prendergast
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“You don’t look like brothers . . .” Peace activist and cofounder of the Enough Project, John Prendergast is known as a champion of human rights in Africa.  But the not-so-public face of J.P. is the life he’s led as a Big... (read more)

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Riches for the Poor: The Clemente Course in the Humanities
Riches for the Poor: The Clemente Course in the Humanities
by Earl Shorris
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"You've been cheated," Earl Shorris tells a classroom of poor people in New York City. "Rich people learn the humanities; you didn't. . . . It is generally accepted in America that the liberal arts and humanities in particular belong to the elite. I... (read more)

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One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All
One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All
by Mark Robert Rank
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- Presents compelling reasons why poverty should be a cause for national concern... (read more)

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Pathways Out of Poverty: Private Firms and Economic Mobility in Developing Countries
Pathways Out of Poverty: Private Firms and Economic Mobility in Developing Countries
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Until recently, development economists tended to assume a role for private enterprises in reducing poverty, without articulating it explicitly. How private firms contribute to economic mobility and poverty reduction and what governments can do to enhance... (read more)

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Daily Bread a Portrait of Homeless Men & Women of Lewanee County Michigan
Daily Bread a Portrait of Homeless Men & Women of Lewanee County Michigan
by Jennifer Burd
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Exhibits on photos and profiles in galleries, readings and talks in Michigan and Ohio; news releases, reviews.... (read more)

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Checkerboard Square: Culture and Resistance in a Homeless Community
Checkerboard Square: Culture and Resistance in a Homeless Community
by David Wagner
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Culture and resistance in a homeless community.'Checkerboard Square is very impressive. It is, I think, the fullest view of homelessness from the inside ever presented. The book contributes not only to an understanding of the homeless but to an... (read more)

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