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Worlds Apart:
Why Poverty Persists in Rural America

by Cynthia M. Duncan

ISBN 0300084560 / 9780300084566 / 0-300-08456-0
Publisher Yale University Press
Language English
Edition Softcover
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In this compelling book, Cynthia Duncan examines the nature of poverty by listening to the stories of real people in remote rural areas of the United States. A persistent inequality characterizes two communities she describes, but in another a rich civic culture helps the poor escape poverty. Focusing on the implications of these differences, Duncan offers powerful insights into the dynamics of poverty, politics, and change. [via]