Heartland

Written By Sarah Smarsh
Heartland
  • Publsiher : Scribner
  • Release : 03 September 2019
  • ISBN : 1501133101
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 20 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Heartland written by Sarah Smarsh which was release on 03 September 2019, this book published by Scribner. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: *Finalist for the National Book Award* *Finalist for the Kirkus Prize* *Instant New York Times Bestseller* *Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, New York Post, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle, and Publishers Weekly* An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of the ways in which class shapes our country and “a deeply humane memoir that crackles with clarifying insight”.* Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side, and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. Through her experiences growing up on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita, we are given a unique and essential look into the lives of poor and working class Americans living in the heartland. During Sarah’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, she enjoyed the freedom of a country childhood, but observed the painful challenges of the poverty around her; untreated medical conditions for lack of insurance or consistent care, unsafe job conditions, abusive relationships, and limited resources and information that would provide for the upward mobility that is the American Dream. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves with clarity and precision but without judgement, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country. Beautifully written, in a distinctive voice, Heartland combines personal narrative with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, challenging the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. “Heartland is one of a growing number of important works—including Matthew Desmond’s Evicted and Amy Goldstein’s Janesville—that together merit their own section in nonfiction aisles across the country: America’s postindustrial decline...Smarsh shows how the false promise of the ‘American dream’ was used to subjugate the poor. It’s a powerful mantra” *(The New York Times Book Review).

Heartland

Heartland
  • Author : Sarah Smarsh
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1501133101
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Summary : *Finalist for the National Book Award* *Finalist for the Kirkus Prize* *Instant New York Times Bestseller* *Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, New York Post, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle, and Publishers Weekly* An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that ...

Examination of Public Relations Contracts at the General Services Administration s Heartland Region

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  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 79
  • ISBN : 1501133101
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Summary : Download or read online Examination of Public Relations Contracts at the General Services Administration s Heartland Region written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, published by which was released on 2011. Get Examination of Public Relations Contracts at the ...

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  • Publisher : University of Michigan Museum
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1501133101
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  • Publisher : Threshold Editions
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
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  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Total pages : 262
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-22
  • Total pages : 250
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Summary : Despite progress in recent years, Oklahoma hardly ranks as woman-friendly. The state holds the highest incarceration rate of women in the nation. It offers women no legal protection against being fired due to sexual orientation or gender identity. Its Native American and immigrant populations struggle for access to community resources. ...

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  • Publisher : UNSW Press
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Summary : How do we see and relate to the agricultural heartlands of Australia? Might alternative ways of imagining and engaging with rural places enable ecological and social regeneration? In Heartland, George Main takes us on a journey through the country of his childhood to explore the cultural and historical dynamics responsible ...

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Summary : This book is about a unique program that was created at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment in 1972, the Environmental Advocacy Program now known as the Environmental Justice Program. Its pedagogical creed differed significantly from traditional teaching within the University. Those involved de-emphasized the role of ...

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  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-05-01
  • Total pages : 300
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  • Publisher : St. Lucia, Qld., Australia : University of Queensland Press ; Portland, Or. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by International Specialized Bk. Services
  • Release Date : 1989
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  • Author : Sonya Salamon
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2007-09-01
  • Total pages : 245
  • ISBN : 1501133101
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Summary : Although the death of the small town has been predicted for decades, during the 1990s the population of rural America actually increased by more than three million people. In this book, Sonya Salamon considers these rural newcomers and the impact they have on the social relationships, public spaces, and community ...

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • Total pages : 272
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Summary : In the immediate years and months before the outbreak of religious war in 1562 the growth of Protestantism in France had gone unchecked, and an overriding sense of Protestant triumphalism emerged in cities across the land. However, the wars unleashed a vigorous Catholic reaction that extinguished Protestant hopes of ultimate success. ...

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  • Publisher : South End Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 135
  • ISBN : 1501133101
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Summary : Hard-Pressed in the Heartland tells the heartbreaking but empowering story of a spirited local union trying to resist management's drive for concessions--while fending off a conservative national union leadership unwilling to support its own members. Going beyond academic history, it offers useful perspectives for rebuilding a democratic, militant, community-based unionism ...

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  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 246
  • ISBN : 1501133101
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Summary : The Civil War was arguably the watershed event in the history of the United States, forever changing the nature of the Republic and the relationship of individuals to their government. The war ended slavery and initiated the long road toward racial equality. The United States now stands at the sesquicentennial ...

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  • Author : Saul Maloff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Total pages : 279
  • ISBN : 1501133101
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Summary : Roman om en intellektuel New York-jødes møde med den amerikanske provins...