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Title:
The other America : poverty in the United States
Author:
Harrington, Michael, 1928-1989.
Edition:
First Touchstone edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 1997.

©1993
Physical Description:
xvii, 231 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1962.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780684826783
Format :
Book

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Central Library HC110.P6 H373 1993C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

In the fifty years since it was published, The Other America has been established as a seminal work of sociology. This anniversary edition includes Michael Harrington's essays on poverty in the 1970s and '80s as well as a new introduction by Harrington's biographer, Maurice Isserman. This illuminating, profoundly moving classic is still all too relevant for today's America.

When Michael Harrington's masterpiece, The Other America , was first published in 1962, it was hailed as an explosive work and became a galvanizing force for the war on poverty. Harrington shed light on the lives of the poor--from farm to city--and the social forces that relegated them to their difficult situations. He was determined to make poverty in the United States visible and his observations and analyses have had a profound effect on our country, radically changing how we view the poor and the policies we employ to help them.


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Booklist Review

Harrington's influential report on the invisible subculture in the midst of America's affluent society, which focuses on poverty among industrial rejects, migrant workers, minorities, and the aged, helped lead to Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty. (My 15 62 Adult)


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