A People's History of Poverty in America

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Product Details

Price
$21.95  $20.19
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
Pages
322
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781595586728
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About the Author

Stephen Pimpare is the author of The New Victorians: Poverty, Politics, and Propaganda in Two Gilded Ages (The New Press).

Reviews

"Reveals not only the terrible want but the sharply punishing indignity of being poor in a culture that celebrates affluence."
--Frances Fox Piven, author of Poor People's Movements

"The voices of the poor give valuable insights into the experience of poverty."
--Choice

"A must read for anyone interested in learning the real story of poverty, social welfare policy, and social change."
--Mimi Abramovitz, Hunter College School of Social Work and the Graduate Center, CUNY

"A concise and distinctive bottom-up history."
--Library Journal

"This book is long overdue. Stephen Pimpare reveals how long-standing American societal prejudices have led to poverty policy that regulates, exploits, and dehumanizes the poor rather than addressing the root causes."
--Sondra Youdelman, Community Voices Heard