Someplace Like America : Tales From the New Great Depression

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    • Abstract:
      In Someplace Like America, writer Dale Maharidge and photographer Michael S. Williamson take us to the working-class heart of America, bringing to life—through shoe leather reporting, memoir, vivid stories, stunning photographs, and thoughtful analysis—the deepening crises of poverty and homelessness. The story begins in 1980, when the authors joined forces to cover the America being ignored by the mainstream media—people living on the margins and losing their jobs as a result of deindustrialization. Since then, Maharidge and Williamson have traveled more than half a million miles to investigate the state of the working class (winning a Pulitzer Prize in the process). 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.
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      9780520262478. 9780520948792.
    • Accession Number:
      727737500
    • Accession Number:
      365145
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    • ABNT:
      MAHARIDGE, D.; WILLIAMSON, M. Someplace Like America : Tales From the New Great Depression. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 2011. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Maharidge D, Williamson M. Someplace Like America : Tales From the New Great Depression. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press; 2011. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=365145&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Accessed September 17, 2019.
    • APA:
      Maharidge, D., & Williamson, M. (2011). Someplace Like America : Tales From the New Great Depression. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=365145&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Maharidge, Dale, and Michael Williamson. 2011. Someplace Like America : Tales From the New Great Depression. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=365145&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Harvard:
      Maharidge, D. and Williamson, M. (2011) Someplace Like America : Tales From the New Great Depression. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=365145&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886 (Accessed: 17 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Maharidge, D & Williamson, M 2011, Someplace Like America : Tales From the New Great Depression, University of California Press, Berkeley, Calif, viewed 17 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Maharidge, Dale, and Michael Williamson. Someplace Like America : Tales From the New Great Depression. University of California Press, 2011. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=365145&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Maharidge, Dale, and Michael Williamson. Someplace Like America : Tales From the New Great Depression. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 2011. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=365145&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Maharidge D, Williamson M. Someplace Like America : Tales From the New Great Depression [Internet]. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press; 2011 [cited 2019 Sep 17]. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=365145&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886

Reviews

PW Reviews 2011 April #1

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author and photographer team Maharidge and Williamson continue their heartfelt chronicle of the travails facing America's poor and homeless in this follow-up to the 1995 Journey to Nowhere. Presenting new stories from today's "Great Depression" and updating their accounts of those impoverished during the recession of the '80s and the supposed boom years of the '90s, this book evokes the Depression-era collaboration of Walker Evans and James Agee. Maharidge delves into causes: the pernicious effects of NAFTA; the hollowing-out of the Rust Belt of the Midwest through deindustrialization; a deeply unbalanced tax system in which the middle classes pay a higher proportion of their income than the wealthy, even in the face of ever-skyrocketing pay for CEOs. However, at the core of the narrative are the individuals who've found themselves dispossessed, hopping freight trains to look for work, waiting in food bank lines, huddling in shanties hand-built from scraps and billboard tarps, and mourning the closings of the steel mills where they once worked. Williamson's gritty photographs—of blind storefronts, abandoned lots choked with weeds, faces lined with dirt and worry, stalwart families, and squatters hunched over meager campfires—are an equally eloquent testimonial. (June)

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