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  - Jen - Goodreads

Literally obsessed. Michael Harrington's words are horrifyingly timeless. The same cycles of institutionalized poverty and lack of moral and social obligation displayed by the United States government ... Read full review

Review: The Other America: Poverty in the United States

User Review  - Mason McCloskey - Goodreads

This book was truly eye-opening to the poverty related problems present in our society. Although this book was written in 1962, it is astonishing how little has changed since then in regards to the ... Read full review


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Harrington was the dean of American Socialism.

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