A People’s History of Poverty in America
In A People's History of Poverty in America, political scientist Stephen Pimpare brings these lives and stories to the foreground, vividly describing poverty and welfare as poor and welfare-reliant Americans experience it, from the big city to the rural countryside. Through prodigious research Pimpare has unearthed rich, poignant, and often surprising testimonies and powerful accounts--both heartwrenching and humorous--that range from the early days of the United States to the complex social and economic terrain of the present.
Pimpare, S. A People’s History of Poverty in America. New York: New Press (2008; paperback 2011).