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The Resource Days of destruction, days of revolt, Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco

Days of destruction, days of revolt, Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco

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Days of destruction, days of revolt
Title
Days of destruction, days of revolt
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Camden, New Jersey, with a population of 70,390, is per capita the poorest city in the nation. It is also the most dangerous. The city's real unemployment - hard to estimate, since many residents have been severed from the formal economy for generations - is probably 30 to 40 percent. The median household income is $24,600. There is a 70 percent high school dropout rate, with only 13 percent of students managing to pass the state's proficiency exams in math. The city is planning $28 million in draconian budget cuts, with officials talking about cutting 25 percent from every department, including layoffs of nearly half the police force. The proposed slashing of the public library budget by almost two-thirds has left the viability of the library system in doubt. There are perhaps a hundred open-air drug markets, most run by gangs like the Bloods, the Latin Kings, and MS-13. Camden is awash in guns, easily purchased across the river in Pennsylvania, where gun laws are lax.Camden, like America, was once an industrial giant. It employed some 36,000 workers in its shipyards during World War II and built some of the nation's largest warships. It was the home to major industries, from RCA Victor to Campbell's Soup. It was a destination for immigrants and upwardly mobile lower middle class families. Camden now resembles a penal colony.In Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and American Book Award winning cartoonist Joe Sacco show how places like Camden, a poster child of postindustrial decay, stand as a warning of what huge pockets of the United States will turn into if we cement in place a permanent underclass. In addition to Camden, Hedges and Sacco report from the coal fields of West Virginia, Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and undocumented farm worker colonies in California. With unemployment and underemployment combined at far over ten percent, as Congress proposes to slash Medicare and Medicaid, Food Stamps, Pell Grants, Social Security, and other social services, Hedges and Sacco warn of a bleak near future-where cities and states fall easily into bankruptcy, neofeudalism reigns, and the nation's working and middle classes are decimated. A shocking report from the frontlines of poverty in America, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is a clarion call for reform"--
  • "In the vein of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Chris Hedges and American Book Award winning cartoonist Joe Sacco bring us a searing on-the-ground report on the crisis gripping underclass America and crime-ridden poverty enclaves--in prisons, urban slums, and rural communities--metastasising around the nation"--
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire of Illusion and an American Book Award-winning cartoonist present a scathing graphic report on the crises facing America's poor as reflected in the city of Camden, New Jersey, tracing its descent from an industrial giant to a region torn by unemployment, open-air drug markets and budget cuts.
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10115825
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DLC
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Hedges, Chris
Dewey number
305.56
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Sacco, Joe
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True
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  • Poor
  • Social classes
  • Crime
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Days of destruction, days of revolt, Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-291) and index
Contents
Days of theft : Pine Ridge, South Dakota -- Days of siege : Camden, New Jersey -- Days of devastation : Welch, West Virginia -- Days of slavery : Immokalee, Florida -- Days of revolt : Liberty Square, New York City
Control code
ocn744287755
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xv, 302 p.
Isbn
9781568586434
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Days of destruction, days of revolt, Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-291) and index
Contents
Days of theft : Pine Ridge, South Dakota -- Days of siege : Camden, New Jersey -- Days of devastation : Welch, West Virginia -- Days of slavery : Immokalee, Florida -- Days of revolt : Liberty Square, New York City
Control code
ocn744287755
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xv, 302 p.
Isbn
9781568586434
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
ill.

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