Nomadland surviving America in the twenty-first century

Large Print
Published 2018
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Summary:

"From the North Dakota beet fields to California's National Forest campgrounds to Amazon's Texas CamperForce program, employers have discovered a new low-cost labor pool: transient older Americans. With Social security coming up short, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands, forming a growing community of migrant laborers dubbed "workampers." In a secondhand vehicle christened "Van Halen," Bruder hits the road to tell an eye-opening tale of the American economy's dark underbelly"-- Page [4] of cover.

ISBN:
9781432846435
1432846434
Edition:
Large print edition.
Description:
461 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
large print.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
The squeeze inn
The end
Surviving America
Escape plan
Amazon town
The gathering place
The rubber tramp rendezvous
Halen
Some unbeetable experiences
The H word
Homecoming
Coda: the octopus in the coconut
Acknowledgments
Notes.
LCCN:
2017039311
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