The Other America

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Scribner, Aug 1, 1997 - Social Science - 252 pages
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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.

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Review: The Other America: Poverty in the United States

User Review  - Anna Nowinski - Goodreads

Sad - but important. Have things really changed from the middle of last century? Read full review

Review: The Other America: Poverty in the United States

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

I did not expect a book written 50 years ago to still be so incredibly relevant today. While it made for a very compelling read, the fact that it is still relevant IS utterly depressing -- how are the ... Read full review


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