The Underclass
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Open Road Media, 2023.
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9781504093576
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ken Auletta., & Ken Auletta|AUTHOR. (2023). The Underclass . Open Road Media.

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Ken Auletta and Ken Auletta|AUTHOR. 2023. The Underclass. Open Road Media.

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Ken Auletta and Ken Auletta|AUTHOR. The Underclass Open Road Media, 2023.

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Ken Auletta, and Ken Auletta|AUTHOR. The Underclass Open Road Media, 2023.

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    [synopsis] => The acclaimed author and New Yorker columnist delves into the core of American poverty in the early 1980s: "Invaluable." -The Washington Post



 First appearing as a three-part series in the New Yorker, Ken Auletta's The Underclass provides an enlightening look at the lives of addicts, dropouts, ex-convicts, welfare recipients, and individuals experiencing homelessness.



 Auletta's investigation began with a seemingly simple goal: to find out who exactly makes up the poorest of the poor, and to trace the many paths that took them there. As the author follows 250 hardened members of this "underclass," he focuses on efforts to help them reconstruct their lives and find a functional place in mainstream society. Through the lives of the men and women he encounters, Auletta discovers the complex truths that have made hard-core poverty in America such an intractable problem.



 In a nation where poverty and welfare rolls are declining but the underclass persists, the United States is as conflicted as ever about its responsibilities toward all its people. With his empathy, insight, and expert reportage, Auletta's The Underclass remains as pertinent as ever.
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