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Heartland: a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth
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Published:
Waterville : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
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Large Print
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441 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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"An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest. During Sarah Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's placeamong the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine 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. Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. Through her experiences growing up as the daughter of a dissatisfied young mother and raised predominantly by her grandmother on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita, we are given a unique and essential look into the lives of poor and working class Americans living in the heartland. 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. "--

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Originally published: New York : Scribner, 2018.
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"An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest. During Sarah Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's placeamong the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine 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. Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. Through her experiences growing up as the daughter of a dissatisfied young mother and raised predominantly by her grandmother on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita, we are given a unique and essential look into the lives of poor and working class Americans living in the heartland. 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. "--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Smarsh, S. (2018). Heartland: a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth. Waterville: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Smarsh, Sarah. 2018. Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country On Earth. Waterville: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Smarsh, Sarah, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country On Earth. Waterville: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Smarsh, Sarah. Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country On Earth. Waterville: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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