'the Other America' Takes The Veil Off American Poverty

Fifty years on, Michael Harrington's book resonates in its impassioned look at one of the country's 'greatest scandals.'Michael Harrington's "The Other America: Poverty in the United States" had been in print for about 20 years when I first read it in the early 1980s. I was a young journalist then, and I had found a musty paperback edition in a basement-level used bookstore around the corner from my apartment near the heart of Jamestown, N.Y., where my entry-level newspaper wages were so low that, after rent and student loan payments, I couldn't afford a car.

BING NEWS:
  • Mary Tyler Moore Was Even Better When She Wasn’t Playing America’s Sweetheart
    Unable to summon the grace she musters for appearances with strangers, Beth interacts with Conrad from behind a veil of politeness that disintegrates with every step her son takes to re-engage ... once made Moore into an American sweetheart.
    01/26/2017 - 3:13 am | View Link
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: An injustice system: America needs a justice system worthy of the name
    Any system that vacuums in one out of every three African-American males while letting a banker ... it was also a tacit acknowledgment that fate takes hairpin turns. And that the veil separating drug offender from productive citizen is thinner than we ...
    07/26/2015 - 9:11 am | View Link
  • America needs justice system worthy of the name
    Any system that vacuums in one out of every three African-American males while letting a banker ... it was also a tacit acknowledgment that fate takes hairpin turns. And that the veil separating drug offender from productive citizen is thinner than we ...
    07/25/2015 - 1:58 am | View Link
  • America needs a justice system worthy of the name
    And that the veil separating drug offender from productive citizen is thinner than we sometimes like to admit. Welcome to what may be a transformational moment: the end of an odious era of American ... America a justice system worthy of the name.
    07/22/2015 - 11:00 pm | View Link
  • Ending America’s war-time justice system
    Rapid technological change and our war-time justice system ... mining to the American people. To do so, he had to unveil many U.S. capabilities to the global public. In March 2013, Sen. Ron Wyden Ronald (Ron) Lee Wyden Week ahead: Senate takes up ...
    12/16/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • More
BING SEARCH:
  • Live updates: Bundy Ranch trial | Southern Poverty Law Center
    “There’s not a jury in America that will convict us,” Bundy said, echoing comments his sons made last month. “My defense is a 15 second defense.
    02/19/2018 - 4:21 am | View Website
  • Top 100 places in America & Canada | The American Road ...
    View The Road Trips That Visit Here 17 Mile Drive, California. Connecting Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea, this scenic toll road takes you on a little tour past rugged ...
    02/19/2018 - 12:17 am | View Website
  • Novels of Nineteenth Century America
    Novels of Nineteenth Century America. For news on the latest reviews, author interviews and additions to this website, see the blog. Jump to: Young Adult Novels: 19th ...
    02/18/2018 - 6:59 am | View Website
  • Free Minister's Black Veil Essays and Papers
    Free Minister's Black Veil papers, essays, and research papers.
    02/17/2018 - 7:29 am | View Website
  • U.S. News | Latest National News, Videos & Photos
    Get the latest breaking news across the U.S. on ABCNews.com
    02/16/2018 - 11:51 pm | View Website
  • More
Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Books News