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The Resource Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth, Sarah Smarsh

Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth, Sarah Smarsh

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Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth
Title
Heartland
Title remainder
a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Smarsh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During Sarah Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to examine the class divide in our country and the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities, and she explores this idea as lived experience, metaphor, and level of consciousness. Born a fifth-generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side, Smarsh grew up in a family of laborers trapped in a cycle of poverty. Whether working the wheat harvest, helping on her dad's construction sites, or visiting her grandma's courthouse job, she learned about hard work. She also absorbed painful lessons about economic inequality. Through her experience growing up as the child of a dissatisfied teenage mother--and being raised predominantly by her grandmother on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita--she gives us a unique, essential look into the lives of poor and working-class Americans living in the middle of our country. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, Heartland is an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess. "--Dust jacket
Summary
Reveals one woman's experience of working-class poverty with a startlingly observed, eye-opening and topical personal story
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10692244
Cataloging source
YDX
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Smarsh, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 978.1/843
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Smarsh, Sarah
  • Poor
  • Working poor
  • Farmers
  • Farmers
  • Farm life
  • Farm life
  • Kansas
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth
Label
Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth, Sarah Smarsh
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dear August -- A penny in a purse -- The body of a poor girl -- A stretch of gravel with wheat on either side -- The shame a country could assign -- A house that needs shingles -- A working-class woman -- The place I was from
Control code
000063949971
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 290 pages
Isbn
9781501133091
Lccn
2017301189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022688633
Label
Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth, Sarah Smarsh
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dear August -- A penny in a purse -- The body of a poor girl -- A stretch of gravel with wheat on either side -- The shame a country could assign -- A house that needs shingles -- A working-class woman -- The place I was from
Control code
000063949971
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 290 pages
Isbn
9781501133091
Lccn
2017301189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022688633

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