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The Resource Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth, Sarah Smarsh

Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth, Sarah Smarsh

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Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth
Title
Heartland
Title remainder
a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth
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Sarah Smarsh
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Memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest. During Sarah Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities, and she explores this idea as lived experience, metaphor, and level of consciousness. 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 as the daughter of a dissatisfied young mother and raised predominantly by her grandmother 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. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, Heartland is an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess."--
  • During Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the '80s and '90s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, this is an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess. -- adapted from back cover
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autobiography
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Smarsh, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 362.50973
  • 978.1/843
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8073.S637
LC item number
A3 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print Biographies and Memoirs
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  • Smarsh, Sarah
  • Poor
  • Working poor
  • Farmers
  • Farmers
  • Farm life
  • Kansas
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Farm life
  • Farmers
  • Farmers
  • Poor
  • Working poor
  • Kansas
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Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth, Sarah Smarsh
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Originally published: New York : Scribner, 2018
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Dear August -- A penny in a purse -- The body of a poor girl -- A stretch of gravel with wheat on either side -- The shame a country could assign -- A house that needs shingles -- A working-class woman -- The place I was from
Control code
on1059482671
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
441 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432859565
Lccn
2018037834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1059482671
Label
Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth, Sarah Smarsh
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Scribner, 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dear August -- A penny in a purse -- The body of a poor girl -- A stretch of gravel with wheat on either side -- The shame a country could assign -- A house that needs shingles -- A working-class woman -- The place I was from
Control code
on1059482671
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
441 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432859565
Lccn
2018037834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1059482671

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