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9780544303188 | Houghton Mifflin, September 1, 2015, cover price $28.00
9780405089268, titled "Max Reinhard and His Theatre" | Reprint edition (Ayer Co Pub, June 1, 1972), cover price $30.95 | also contains Max Reinhard and His Theatre

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9780544811959 | Mariner Books, September 13, 2016, cover price $14.95
9780449126004, titled "Taproots of Falconhurst" | Reissue edition (Fawcett Books, May 1, 1983), cover price $2.95 | also contains Taproots of Falconhurst

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9781622319145 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, September 1, 2015), cover price $29.99

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Product Description: In January of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a "War on Poverty." Over the next several years, the United States launched several programs aimed at drastically reducing the level of poverty throughout the nation. Now fifty years later, we have a number of lessons related to what has and has not worked in the fight against poverty...read more
By Kyle Farmbry (editor)

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9780739190784 | Lexington Books, August 6, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: In January of 1964, President Lyndon B.

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9780739199244 | Reprint edition (Lexington Books, March 3, 2016), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: In January of 1964, President Lyndon B.
9780345345394, titled "The Fortune-Teller's I Ching" | Reprint edition (Ballantine Books, August 1, 1987), cover price $9.95 | also contains The Fortune-Teller''s I Ching | About this edition: Briefly describes the history of the I Ching, offers a new translation, and explains how to interpret its hexagrams

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By Noel Merino (editor)

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9780737775259 | Greenhaven Pr, December 21, 2015, cover price $33.80

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9780737775242 | Greenhaven Pr, December 21, 2015, cover price $48.80

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Product Description: The real-life Nickel and Dimed—the author of the wildly popular “Poverty Thoughts” essay tells what it’s like to be working poor in America. ONE OF THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS OF THE YEAR--Esquire “DEVASTATINGLY SMART AND FUNNY...read more

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9780425277973 | Reprint edition (Berkley Pub Group, September 1, 2015), cover price $16.00 | also contains Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America | About this edition: The real-life Nickel and Dimed—the author of the wildly popular “Poverty Thoughts” essay tells what it’s like to be working poor in America.

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9781611763300 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, October 2, 2014), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: From the author of the eye-opening and controversial essay on poverty that was read by millions comes the real-life Nickel and Dimed, as Linda Tirado explains what it’s like to be working poor in America, and why poor people make the decisions they do.

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Product Description: The growing gap between the most affluent Americans and the rest of society is changing the country into one defined―more than almost any other developed nation―by exceptional inequality of income, wealth, and opportunity. This book reveals that an infrastructure of inequality, both open and hidden, obstructs the great majority in pursuing happiness, living healthy lives, and exercising basic rights...read more

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9781421417400 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, August 6, 2015, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The growing gap between the most affluent Americans and the rest of society is changing the country into one defined―more than almost any other developed nation―by exceptional inequality of income, wealth, and opportunity.
9780521265478, titled "Minds, Machines and Evolution: Philosophical Studies" | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 1985, cover price $65.00 | also contains Minds, Machines and Evolution: Philosophical Studies | About this edition: This is a volume of original essays written by philosophers and scientists and dealing with philosophical questions arising from work in evolutionary biology and artificial intelligence.

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Provides essays that cover varying opinions on poverty, discussing its impact on workers, children, and rural areas; the effects of government action, economic inequality, and the minimum wage; and related topics.
By Tamara Thompson (editor)

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9780737771848 | Greenhaven Pr, April 27, 2015, cover price $27.80 | About this edition: Provides essays that cover varying opinions on poverty, discussing its impact on workers, children, and rural areas; the effects of government action, economic inequality, and the minimum wage; and related topics.

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9780737771831 | Greenhaven Pr, April 27, 2015, cover price $39.40

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Product Description: America s most challenged families are segregated into high-poverty schools. Despite a 20-year experiment in nationwide school reform, few students make it over the slippery bridge to the middle class. In this book you will meet the students, families, teachers, and administrators who struggle inside this failed system, and consider proposals to give them a fighting chance...read more

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9781628941036, titled "Ain’t Nobody Be Learnin’ Nothin’: The Fraud and the Fix for High-poverty Schools" | Algora Pub, April 1, 2015, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: America's most challenged families are segregated into high-poverty schools.

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9781628941029, titled "Ain’t Nobody Be Learnin’ Nothin’: The Fraud and the Fix for High-poverty Schools" | Algora Pub, April 1, 2015, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: America s most challenged families are segregated into high-poverty schools.

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Product Description: The majority of Americans live in suburbs and until about a decade or so ago, most suburbs had been assumed to be non-Hispanic White, affluent, and without problems. However, recent data have shown that there are changing trends among U...read more
By Katrin B. Anacker (editor)

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9781409442592 | Ashgate Pub Co, March 20, 2015, cover price $119.95 | About this edition: The majority of Americans live in suburbs and until about a decade or so ago, most suburbs had been assumed to be non-Hispanic White, affluent, and without problems.

Most Americans persist in believing that poverty results primarily from individual deficiencies: people are poor because they lack intelligence, determination, and skills. In opposition to this dominant, individualistic view, Poverty and Power proposes that American poverty is a structural problem, resulting from the failings of the political economy, not the failings of the poor. In Poverty and Power Edward Royce argues that the current poverty problem originates from changes in the larger economic, political and cultural landscape and from a corresponding shift in the balance of power that has worked to the advantage of business over labor.

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9781442238077 | 2 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, January 27, 2015), cover price $95.00
9780742564435 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, January 30, 2009, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Most Americans persist in believing that poverty results primarily from individual deficiencies: people are poor because they lack intelligence, determination, and skills.

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9781442238084 | 2 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, January 21, 2015), cover price $36.00 | About this edition: Poverty and Power asserts that American poverty is a structural problem resulting from failings in our social system rather than individual failings of the poor.

Miscellaneous:

9780742565791 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, December 16, 2008, cover price $90.00

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Product Description: In the United States, the causes and even the meanings of poverty are disconnected from the causes and meanings of global poverty. The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States provides an authoritative overview of the relationship of poverty with the rise of neoliberal capitalism in the context of globalization...read more

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9780415673440 | Routledge, January 13, 2015, cover price $240.00 | About this edition: In the United States, the causes and even the meanings of poverty are disconnected from the causes and meanings of global poverty.

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Product Description: This book attributes American poverty to consequences 19th Century social welfare policies within an economy stretching to meet its 21st Century economic potential, arguing that American poverty persists as economic and political structures have moved into the world of fiscal planning but social welfare remains in its Depression-era structure...read more

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9781137485472 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 17, 2014, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: This book attributes American poverty to consequences 19th Century social welfare policies within an economy stretching to meet its 21st Century economic potential, arguing that American poverty persists as economic and political structures have moved into the world of fiscal planning but social welfare remains in its Depression-era structure.

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9780380706570, titled "Exit Wounds" | Reprint edition (Avon Books, January 1, 1989), cover price $3.95 | also contains Exit Wounds

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Product Description: First published in 1999, Worlds Apart examined the nature of poverty through the stories of real people in three remote rural areas of the United States: New England, Appalachia, and the Mississippi Delta. In this new edition, Duncan returns to her original research, interviewing some of the same people as well as some new key informants...read more

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9780300196597 | 2 edition (Yale Univ Pr, January 13, 2015), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: First published in 1999, Worlds Apart examined the nature of poverty through the stories of real people in three remote rural areas of the United States: New England, Appalachia, and the Mississippi Delta.

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Product Description: Twenty-first-century US policymakers face a great challenge: How can federal government help more people achieve the American dream? Specifically, how can we provide greater opportunities for less-prosperous individuals, enabling them to succeed through hard work, on their merits, and take increased responsibility for their lives?Lewis D...read more

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9781412854702 | Transaction Pub, August 4, 2014, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Twenty-first-century US policymakers face a great challenge: How can federal government help more people achieve the American dream?

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Product Description: The book is a compilation of the best and still-most-relevant articles published in Poverty & Race, the bimonthly of The Poverty & Race Research Action Council from 2006 to the present. Authors are some of the leading figures in a range of activities around these themes...read more
By Luis V. Gutierrez (foreword by) and Chester Hartman (editor)

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9780739191712, titled "America’s Growing Inequality: The Impact of Poverty and Race" | Lexington Books, April 2, 2014, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: The book is a compilation of the best and still-most-relevant articles published in Poverty & Race, the bimonthly of The Poverty & Race Research Action Council from 2006 to the present.

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Product Description: Why is it so difficult for some people to escape poverty? Cynthia Esposito Lamy answers that question in American Children in Chronic Poverty: Complex Risks, Benefit-Cost Analyses, and Untangling the Knot by describing the complex and interacting “knot” of problems that children face as they grow up in poverty...read more

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9780739176696 | 1 edition (Lexington Books, November 16, 2012), cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Why is it so difficult for some people to escape poverty?

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9780739192764 | Reprint edition (Lexington Books, March 12, 2014), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Why is it so difficult for some people to escape poverty?

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The minimum wage debate is, among other things, contentious, polarizing, and at the forefront of ongoing political debate. Some argue that raising the minimum wage will pull working individuals and families out of poverty while reducing income inequality at an acceptable cost to society. Others contend that raising the minimum wage is a job killer: that when the cost of labor increases, demand for that labor decreases. Supporters of this argument cite a February 2014 CBO report that points to potential job losses numbering 500,000 as a result of President Obama s proposed national minimum wage increase to $10.10 an hour. Others, including noted economists, criticize the report for being based on off-the-shelf estimates and say that it fails to put an emphasis on the more rigorous studies examined in the report. And while policymakers have voted recently to increase the minimum wage in several states and municipalities, it will be years before the impacts of these increases, if any, will be detectable. The bottom line is that all the debate and recent action by policymakers does little to add clarity to the effects of raising the minimum wage. Finally, this book helps settle the issue. Based on a rigorous meta-analysis of more than 200 scholarly publications published since 1991 (most after 2000) that address the various impacts of raising the minimum wage, What Does the Minimum Wage Do? presents the most comprehensive, analytical, and unbiased assessment of the effects of minimum wage increases that has ever been produced. Authors Dale Belman and Paul J. Wolfson look at several outcomes influenced by increases in the minimum wage, how long it takes those outcomes to respond, the magnitude of effects, why increases in the minimum wage have the results they do, and the workers most likely to be impacted. Their painstaking analysis focuses mainly on studies using data from the United States, but also includes studies that focus on Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and other western European nations. This breadth and depth of investigation on the impacts of hikes in the minimum wage clarifies the issues surrounding, among other things, employment, wages, poverty and inequality, and effect by gender, and allows them to conclude the following: Moderate increases in the minimum wage, characteristic of the United States over the last half of the twentieth century, have the effect that was intended by the original supporters of such action: raising the minimum wage substantially increases the earnings of those at the bottom of the income distribution and reduces wage inequality. Negative effects on employment resulting from increases in the minimum wage were too small to be statistically detectable in the meta-analysis. Therefore, Belman and Wolfson conclude, employment effects are too modest to have meaningful consequences for public policy in the dynamically changing U.S. labor market. Evidence of positive spillover effects on the wages of those earning slightly more than the new minimum wage is mixed, but it generally supports their existence, particularly for women. The minimum wage should be seen as one of a set of policy tools aimed at improving the standard of living of the less well-off, and moderate increases in the minimum wage would likely aid low-income individuals and families, with acceptable costs to the nation. Interested in the effects of raising the minimum wage? If so, What Does the Minimum Wage Do? is essential reading.

Hardcover:

9780880994576 | W E Upjohn Inst for, June 30, 2014, cover price $55.00

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9780880994569 | W E Upjohn Inst for, June 30, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The minimum wage debate is, among other things, contentious, polarizing, and at the forefront of ongoing political debate.

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Product Description: Like its predecessors, the Ninth Edition of Dennis Gilbert’s The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality, focuses on the socioeconomic core of the American class system. Drawing on classic and contemporary studies, Gilbert describes our class structure and shows how class affects our everyday lives, from the way we raise our children to the way we vote...read more

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9781452203416 | 9 edition (Sage Pubns, February 13, 2014), cover price $90.00 | also contains The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality | About this edition: Like its predecessors, the Ninth Edition of Dennis Gilbert’s The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality, focuses on the socioeconomic core of the American class system.
9780534541101 | 6 edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, October 1, 2002), cover price $76.95 | About this edition: The text is a current, concise treatment of America's ever-changing class structure.

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Product Description: Like its predecessors, the Ninth Edition of Dennis Gilbert’s The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality, focuses on the socioeconomic core of the American class system. Drawing on classic and contemporary studies, Gilbert describes our class structure and shows how class affects our everyday lives, from the way we raise our children to the way we vote...read more

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9781452203416 | 9 edition (Sage Pubns, February 13, 2014), cover price $90.00 | also contains The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality | About this edition: Like its predecessors, the Ninth Edition of Dennis Gilbert’s The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality, focuses on the socioeconomic core of the American class system.
9781412954143 | 7 edition (Pine Forge Pr, January 9, 2008), cover price $72.95 | About this edition: New edition - now published by SAGE's Pine Forge PressNew Table of Contents with new page numbers is available by clicking 'Sample Materials and Chapters' at left to help with syllabus updates.

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Product Description: A timely examination of the effects of the Great Recession on Americans and the resulting federal reforms to healthcare, employment, and housing policies as a means to alleviate poverty.• Offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the Great Recession on poverty rates across 21 distinct demographic groups, including immigrants, children, seniors, veterans, and various racial and ethnic groups• Provides a basis for understanding the causes of the economic crises and the impact on the daily lives of individuals, families, and groups• Includes more than 20 contributing writers from universities and anti-poverty programs from across the country• Presents charts and graphics to illustrate key aspects of the Great Recession• Examines multiple groups in society in terms of how they have been affected by the Great Recession, rather than being limited to one or two segments of the population• Looks across multiple regions in terms of groups, segments of the economy, and political trends• Provides secondary looks past the first group boundaries to delve deeper into the circumstances of those whose circumstances have drastically changed by the Great Recessio...read more
By Timothy J. Essenburg (editor) and Lindsey K. Hanson (editor)

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9781610691819 | Abc-Clio Inc, January 15, 2014, cover price $189.00 | About this edition: A timely examination of the effects of the Great Recession on Americans and the resulting federal reforms to healthcare, employment, and housing policies as a means to alleviate poverty.

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Product Description: First published in 1989, The Undeserving Poor was a critically acclaimed and enormously influential account of America's enduring debate about poverty. Taking stock of the last quarter century, Michael B. Katz's new edition of this classic is virtually a new book...read more

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9780199933952 | 2 rev upd edition (Oxford Univ Pr, October 31, 2013), cover price $20.95 | About this edition: First published in 1989, The Undeserving Poor was a critically acclaimed and enormously influential account of America's enduring debate about poverty.

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Product Description: The fads, fashions, and media in popular consumer culture frequently make recreational and ideological "fun" of poverty and lower class living. In this book, Halnon delineates how incarceration, segregation, stigmatization, cultural and social consecration, and carnivalization work in the production and consumption of inequality...read more

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9781137352484 | Palgrave Macmillan, September 19, 2013, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The fads, fashions, and media in popular consumer culture frequently make recreational and ideological "fun" of poverty and lower class living.

Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book ReviewFifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and new working poor—the tens of millions of victims of a broken economy and an ever more dysfunctional political system. In many ways, for the majority of Americans, financial insecurity has become the new norm.The American Way of Poverty shines a light on this travesty. Sasha Abramsky brings the effects of economic inequality out of the shadows and, ultimately, suggests ways for moving toward a fairer and more equitable social contract. Exploring everything from housing policy to wage protections and affordable higher education, Abramsky lays out a panoramic blueprint for a reinvigorated political process that, in turn, will pave the way for a renewed War on Poverty.It is, Harrington believed, a moral outrage that in a country as wealthy as America, so many people could be so poor. Written in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse, in an era of grotesque economic extremes, The American Way of Poverty brings that same powerful indignation to the topic.

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9781568587264 | Nation Books, September 10, 2013, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book ReviewFifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance.

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9781568584607 | Reprint edition (Nation Books, August 26, 2014), cover price $16.99

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