The Other America
Poverty in the United StatesBook - 2012
When this book was first published in 1962, it was hailed as an explosive work and became a galvanizing force for the War on Poverty. The author shed light on the lives of the poor - from farm to city - and the social forces that relegated them to poverty. He was determined to make poverty in the United States visible, and his observations and analyses have had a profound effect on our country - from how we view the poor to the policies implemented to fight poverty. In the fifty years since it was published, this book has been established as a seminal work of sociology. This book is still all too relevant for today's America.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012, 1962
Edition: Scribner trade paperback edition Fiftieth anniversary edition
Branch Call Number: 301.441 H238o 2012
Characteristics: xxix, 237 pages ; 22 cm