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Hidden America

From Coal Miners to Cowboys, An Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work
Laskas, Jeanne Marie (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Hidden America
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Looks at the remarkable men and women whose low-profile accomplishments contribute to the running of the nation, from coal miners and oil rig workers to migrant laborers and air traffic controllers.
Authors: Laskas, Jeanne Marie, 1958-
Title: Hidden America
from coal miners to cowboys, an extraordinary exploration of the unseen people who make this country work
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2012
Characteristics: 318 p. ;,24 cm
Notes: "Published simultaneously in Canada"--T.p. verso
Contents: Underworld : Hopedale Mining, Cadiz, Ohio
Hecho en AmeĢrica : Migrant Labor Camp, Cherryfield, Maine
G-L-O-R-Y : Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Traffic : Air Traffic Control Tower, LaGuardia Airport, New York, New York
Guns 'r' us : Sprague's Sports, Yuma, Arizona
Beef : R.A. Brown Ranch, Throckmorton, Texas
The Rig : Pioneer National Resources Oil Rig, Oooguruk Island, off the shores of Alaska's North Slope
Sputter : I-80, Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa
This is Paradise : Puente Hills Landfill, City of Industry, California
Summary: Looks at the remarkable men and women whose low-profile accomplishments contribute to the running of the nation, from coal miners and oil rig workers to migrant laborers and air traffic controllers.
ISBN: 0399159002
9780399159008
Statement of Responsibility: Jeanne Marie Laskas
Subject Headings: United States Social life and customs 1971- United States Social conditions 1980- United States Description and travel Subculture United States Manual work Social aspects United States Working class United States Social life and customs Working class United States Biography Working class United States Social conditions Laskas, Jeanne Marie, 1958- Travel United States
Topical Term: Subculture
Manual work
Working class
Working class
Working class
LCCN: 2012025457
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Mar 12, 2014
  • Lookupbooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I felt as if I was right there with her.

Nice that Laskas is paying attention to these unseen workers, but I found these profiles to be thin & unfocused. A Mark Bowden or a Barbara Ehrenreich could have done better.

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