The Resource The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland, Dan Barry

The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland, Dan Barry

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The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland
Title
The boys in the bunkhouse
Title remainder
servitude and salvation in the heartland
Statement of responsibility
Dan Barry
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In the tiny Iowa farm town of Atalissa, dozens of men, all with intellectual disability and all from Texas, lived in an old schoolhouse. Before dawn each morning, they were bussed to a nearby processing plant, where they eviscerated turkeys in return for food, lodging, and $65 a month. They lived in near servitude for more than thirty years, enduring increasing neglect, exploitation, and physical and emotional abuse--until state social workers, local journalists, and one tenacious labor lawyer helped these men achieve freedom. Drawing on exhaustive interviews, Dan Barry dives deeply into the lives of the men, recording their memories of suffering, loneliness and fleeting joy, as well as the undying hope they maintained despite their traumatic circumstances. Barry explores how a small Iowa town remained oblivious to the plight of these men, analyzes the many causes for such profound and chronic negligence, and lays out the impact of the men's dramatic court case, which has spurred advocates--including President Obama--to push for just pay and improved working conditions for people living with disabilities. A luminous work of social justice, told with compassion and compelling detail, The Boys in the Bunkhouse is more than just inspired storytelling. It is a clarion call for a vigilance that ensures inclusion and dignity for all
Summary
A full-length account of the author's prize-winning New York Times story chronicles the exploitation and abuse case of a group of developmentally disabled workers, who for 25 years, were forced to work under harrowing conditions for virtually no wages until tenacious advocates helped them achieve their freedom
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
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10488818
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
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1958-
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Barry, Dan
Dewey number
305
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Cold War
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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servitude and salvation in the heartland
Label
The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland, Dan Barry
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_246921&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062372154-HUS815643-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780062372154
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland, Dan Barry
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_246921&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062372154-HUS815643-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780062372154
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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