- Social issues firsthand
- Introduction : the controversial scope of poverty in America -- ch. 1. Homelessness -- 1. A homeless vet categorized the homeless / Tom Musselwhite -- 2. A homeless activist fights to change public attitudes / David R. Quammen -- 3. Suffering in the shelter / Judy Ann Eichstedt -- 4. Living in a car / Jackie Spinks -- ch. 2. Living on welfare -- 1. Shoplifting the necessities and more / Rosa Lee Cunningham, with Leon Dash -- 2. A teen grows up fast / Neesa Ray -- 3. The plight of the rural poor / Nick Middleton -- ch. 3. The working poor -- 1. The harsh realities of low-wage labor / Barbara Ehrenreich -- 2. Providing for a family of eight on a limited income / Mark and Linda Armstrong, interviewed by Steven VanderStaay -- 3. Mexican immigrants face poverty and suffering / Francisco Arguelles -- 4. An Asian immigrant faces harsh working conditions / Lisa Liu, interviewed by David Bacon -- 5. Work does not necessarily end poverty / Marion Graham -- ch. 4. Helping the poor -- 1. A nun learns form the Third World poor / Ellen Rufft -- 2. A psychiatrist learns how to help the homeless / Sara Forman -- 3. Helping the homeless help themselves / Doug Castle -- 4. The moral dilemma of giving alms / Daniel T. Wackerman -- Organizations to contact.
- Discusses issues surrounding poverty in the United States.
- 073772899X (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
9780737728996 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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