Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

By Smarsh, Sarah

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9781501133091 9781501133114
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Scribner


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Reviewed on August 1, 2018  |  Social Sciences

Journalist Smarsh uses her background growing up in rural Kansas to illustrate the economic plight of the rural working poor. Born in 1980, her childhood was a time of increasing economic instability, especially for farmers. The "farm crisis" of the 1980s caused many who lost their farms to foreclosure to flee to the cities. Her family remained on the farm but lost their construction business. The wome...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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