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
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a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth
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Sarah Smarsh
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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
Summary
Reveals one woman's experience of working-class poverty with a startlingly observed, eye-opening and topical personal story
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Biography type
autobiography
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10692244
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DLC
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Smarsh, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 978.1/843
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Smarsh, Sarah
  • Working poor
  • Farmers
  • Farmers
  • Farm life
  • Poor
  • Kansas
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth
Label
Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth, Sarah Smarsh
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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000064435406
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
441 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432859565
Isbn Type
(hardback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth, Sarah Smarsh
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000064435406
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
441 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432859565
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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