By Dale Maharidge.
Photographs by Michael S. The Great Recession is a relative matter. In fact, even the Great Depression of the s included two recessions, the first lasting from to , and the second from to Written in the grand tradition of the early 20 th -century muckrakers—Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker—this is a book that occasionally confounds as it shifts from decade to decade, story to story, but which drives home its central theme that America has lost its way.
Someplace Like America
The enlightened leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt helped America survive the Great Depression.
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Such leadership is missing today, the authors tell us, but hope lies in a growing awareness across the land, a grassroots sense of community that has the potential to stand up to Wall Street and Washington and redirect the nation back to the road it was meant to travel. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. In "Someplace Like America", they follow the lives of several families over the thirty-year span to present an intimate and devastating portrait of workers going jobless. This brilliant and essential study - begun in the trickle-down Reagan years and culminating with the recent banking catastrophe - puts a human face on today s grim economic numbers.
It also illuminates the courage and resolve with which the next generation faces the future. SlideShare Explore Search You.
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