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The Cruel Years offers readers a poignant and candid glimpse of the turmoil, oppression, and injustice of American life in the early 1900s told by twenty-two working women and men who, through their short narratives, reveal the resiliency of their lives in the face of unimaginable horrors. The book features vivid accounts of the struggle to survive among the poor and powerless: a native American tries to preserve his identity against incredible odds, a coal miner warns of lethal dangers, and a sweatshop girl tries to enjoy life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807054536
ISBN-10: 0807054534
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 134mm x 20mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Loren Katz

William Loren Katz is an award-winning author and historian. He is the author of more than forty titles, including the internationally acclaimed "The Black West." Laurie R. Lehman, associate professor of education at Long Island University, has written extensively on culture and disability in U.S. education. They live in New York City.

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