Understanding Poverty in America

Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail [Paperback]Poor People’s Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail [Paperback] by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward
“A provocative book that should be read by both students and makers of social history.” — Michael Harrington, The New York Times Book Review
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Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty [Paperback]Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty [Paperback] by David Brady
“With this book, David Brady punctures a number of American myths about the causes of poverty in a sophisticated and highly accessible way.” –John D. Stephens, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Poor People [Paperback]Poor People [Paperback] by William T. Vollmann
The varied responses to the question “why are you poor?” fuels this meditation on the nature of poverty.
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Poor people [Paperback]Poor people [Paperback] by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The typical ‘man of the underground’ becomes more and more convinced of the belief that gladness can only be accomplished with riches.
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Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People [Hardcover]Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People [Hardcover] by Amy Sedaris
“Imagine a Girl Scout jamboree suddenly overtaken by a band of circus freaks. That’s roughly the effect…” — The Wall Street Journal
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