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Worlds Apart

Poverty and Politics in Rural America

When it was first published in 1999, Worlds Apart gave readers a glimpse of the nature of poverty through the stories of real people in three remote rural areas of the United States: New England, Appalachia, and the Mississippi Delta. In this new edition, Duncan returns to her original research, interviewing some of the same people as well as some new key informants. Duncan provides powerful new insights into the dynamics of poverty, politics, and community change.

Author: Cynthia M. Duncan
Year of Publishing: 2015
Number of Pages: 328

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  1. [email protected] (verified owner)

    I love reading about people and places that allow to understand how others lives to promote understanding. Very interesting read.

  2. mingomom (verified owner)

    This is an eye opener to anyone and everyone who wants to see different perspectives of how we live or survive. I enjoyed reading this one as it truly is a down to earth reality check of what most of us are enduring today.

  3. Firechild94 (verified owner)

    Great book to help promote how others live and understanding.

  4. nunnj (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed reading this book! Really helps open your eyes to the struggles of other people!

  5. Danellmb (verified owner)

    Good read. Helps describe the ever evolving disparities of wealth in this country and how politics perpetuate this gap.

  6. mhowes (verified owner)

    This book was very powerful and also heartbreaking. To think that there is so much poverty and inequality still in one of the richest countries in the world is very disheartening. It is past time for this country to step up and take care of all of it’s people!

  7. kmills (verified owner)

    Very well written, great information for anyone working with families experiencing poverty.

  8. Savanna Rilatos (verified owner)

    Great book!

  9. lisanunez (verified owner)

    Great book that details poverty and the immense power it can hold on people and society.

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