Below the Line: Living Poor in America

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9780890430613: Below the Line: Living Poor in America

Captures the extent of poverty in the United States, evoking such scenes as the hopelessness of urban youth and the struggle of midwestern farmers

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In 144 stunning black-and-white photographs (which won the 1987 International Center of Photography Journalism Award for "outstanding accomplishment in photographic reportage") and 14 first-person narratives, this disturbing book demonstrates the pervasiveness of poverty in America. The starkly eloquent text, edited by Bird, conveys the bravery and pathos of the subjects' lives in their own words. For example, readers learn that a Tennessee man has to pull his own teeth because he can't afford a dentist and that migrant workers who pick vegetables are often brutalized. Help for the poor didn't come until How the Other Half Lives (1901) shocked the public a few generations ago; one hopes that this book will have the same effect.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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