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    White Trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America

    Isenberg, Nancy, author.

    A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party.

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    The making of the English working class

    Thompson, E. P. (Edward Palmer), 1924-

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    Work : opposing viewpoints

    Presents essays debating the ideas, policies and conditions that affect the U.S. workforce.

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    Nickel and dimed [on (not) getting by in America]

    Ehrenreich, Barbara.

    Successful author Barbara Ehrenreich decides to see if she can scratch out a comfortable living in blue-collar America obsessed with welfare "reform". What she discovers is a culture of desperation, where workers often take multiple low-paying jobs just to keep a roof overhead.

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    Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth

    Smarsh, Sarah, author.

    During Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the '80s and '90s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, this 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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    Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

    Vance, J. D., author.

    Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

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    The Road to Wigan Pier

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    The Road to Wigan Pier : a novel

    Orwell, George, 1903-1950.

    An account of the lives of coal miners and others in the poor north of England, told through Orwells socialist convictions and hatred of his country's deeply ingrained class structure.

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    Trash : stories

    Allison, Dorothy.

    The limitless scope of human emotion and experience are depicted in these stories, which give an eloquent voice to the terrible wounds we inflict on those closest to us.

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    A question of attraction

    Nicholls, David, 1966-

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    Swift, Graham

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    Up before daybreak : people and cotton in America

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    Presents an overview of the history of the cotton industry in the United States, from colonial times to the mid-twentieth century.

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    Dog

    Clutton-Brock, Juliet.

    Text and photographs highlight the evolutionary history of the dog family, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds.

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    Animal helpers for the disabled

    Kent, Deborah.

    Explores the history of guide dogs, service animals, and assistance dogs, and discusses the process of training them to help people who have physical disabilities.

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    Portuguese water dogs and other working dogs

    "An introduction to Portuguese water dogs and other working dogs, presented in a highly illustrated, question-and-answer format. Features include fun facts, glossary, resource list, index, and scientific classification list"--Provided by publisher.

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    My life as a cartoonist / #3

    Tashjian, Janet.

    Twelve-year-old Derek wants to train his pet monkey, who is going to be a service animal, to help Umberto, a new student who uses a wheelchair, but Umberto would rather steal Derek's cartoon ideas.

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    Daddy goes to work

    Asim, Jabari, 1962-

    A young girl goes with her father to his office and helps him with his busy work day.

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    The night worker

    Banks, Kate, 1960-

    Alex wants to be a "night worker" like his father who goes to work at a construction site after Alex goes to bed.

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    Julia's house for lost creatures

    Hatke, Ben.

    Julie welcomes all lost and homeless creatures into her house, whether they be cats or trolls, ghosts or dragons, but soon realizes that each must have a chore in order for the arrangement to work.

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    Love as strong as ginger

    Look, Lenore.

    A Chinese American girl comes to realize how hard her grandmother works to fulfill her dreams when they spend a day together at the grandmother's job cracking crabs.

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    Come back, Amelia Bedelia

    Parish, Peggy.

    Because she does exactly as she is told, Amelia Bedelia is fired from one job after another.

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    Hardworking puppies

    Reiser, Lynn.

    One by one, ten energetic puppies find important jobs as dogs who help people in different ways, including by pulling sleds and saving swimmers.

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    So few of me

    Reynolds, Peter, 1961-

    After wishing there were two of him to complete all the items on his "to do" list, Leo discovers that the real problem is not the number of Leos, but the length of the list.

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    Night city

    Wellington, Monica.

    An hour by hour look at some night workers in a city that never sleeps, including fire fighters, a museum night watchman, musicians, and newspaper pressmen.

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    A century of women [Part 1] Work and family

    First of three programs in a series that tells the story of women in the 20th century--how they lived, loved, worked, played, and changed the course of American history.

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    On the edge America's working poor #1

    Presents an examination of the working poor in the United States. Several families describe their lives as members of the working poor community where one unexpected expense, sudden illness, or a missed payment could mean financial ruin.

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    Waging a living Rosevelt's America ; Unhitched

    Three films tell personal stories of the working poor--hard-working Americans who, despite effort, determination, and playing-by-the-rules, face impossible odds in the struggle to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. Waging a living follows four workers who are "hustling backwards," working fulltime and even overtime but unable to pull ahead of rising expenses. Rosevelt's America tells the story of immigrant Rosevelt Henderson, who fled a bloody civil war in Liberia with three children and a grandchild and is grateful for any chance, however difficult and beneath his skills, to work hard enough to bring his wife and new baby to America. In Unhitched, we meet poor individuals and families living in travel trailers that now serve as permanent dwellings. For many, the opportunity to park their "homes" in Faerie Ring Campground keeps them off the dangerous streets, thus offering them the community they need to try, once again, to struggle out of poverty and pursue the "American dream."--Summaries from insert.

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    À nous la liberté

    A landmark film in early sound production this is a left-wing satirical comedy about two ex-convicts, one of whom works his way up from salesman to factory owner. He oversees a highly mechanised operation where the workers are reduced to mere automatons. Blackmailed over his past, he joins up with his old cellmate, and the pair take to the road as tramps. Frequently acknowledged as the inspiration for Chaplin's "Modern times".

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    Ahi esta el detalle Cuando los hijos se van

    Cantinflas convinces his girlfriend's boss that he is his wife's brother to benefit from the industrialist's wealth; a working class family struggles with money and personal issues.

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