Worlds Apart Why Poverty Persists in Rural America

ISBN-10: 0300084560
ISBN-13: 9780300084566
Edition: 2000
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Description: This takes the reader to three remote rural areas in the United States to hear the stories of their residents, the poor and struggling, the rich and powerful, and those in between, as they talk about their families and work and their hopes and  More...

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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This takes the reader to three remote rural areas in the United States to hear the stories of their residents, the poor and struggling, the rich and powerful, and those in between, as they talk about their families and work and their hopes and dreams.

Robert Coles is a professor of psychiatry & medical humanities at the Harvard Medical School, a research psychiatrist for the Harvard University Health Services, & the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard College. His many books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Children of Crisis" series as well as the best-selling "The Spiritual Life of Children" & "The Moral Intelligence of Children". Dr. Coles is a founding editor of the award-winning magazine "DoubleTake".

Map of Northern New England, Central Appalachia, and the Mississippi Delta
Foreword
Preface
List of People Profiled
Blackwell: Rigid Classes and Corrupt Politics in Appalachia's Coal Fields
"Good Rich People" and "Bad Poor People"
Blackwell Yesterday: Developing Appalachia's Coal Fields
The Families That Run Things
The Politics of Work in the Mountains
Blackwell's Have-Nots: Scratching a Living Up the Hollows
Blackwell's Haves: The Good Life on Redbud Hill
Bringing Change to Blackwell
Dahlia: Racial Segregation and Planter Control in the Mississippi Delta
Dahlia's Two Social Worlds
Work in Dahlia: Creating and Maintaining the Plantation World
Class and Caste in the Delta
White Planters, Politicians, and Shopkeepers
Leadership in the Black Community: The Old and the New "Toms"
Dahlia's Emerging Middle Class
Gray Mountain: Equality and Civic Involvement in Northern New England
A Blue-Collar Middle-Class Mill Town
Participation and Investment in the 1990s
The Big Middle "Continuum"
Difficult Times Ahead: Putting Civic Culture to the Test
Social Change and Social Policy
Cultural and Structural Causes of Persistent Poverty
Class and Politics in Rural Communities
Equality, Democracy, and Social Change
Policies to Encourage Mobility and Build Civic Culture
Appendix
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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