Rosa Lee : A Mother and Her Family in Urban America

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-09-01
  • Publisher: Plume

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Based on a series of Pulitzer Prize-winning articles, this harrowing account of life in the urban underclass offers compelling testimony in the ongoing national debate about welfare reform. In "Rosa Lee, Washington Post" reporter Leon Dash vividly chronicles the hardships and pathologies of the daily life of a family in the slums.

Author Biography

Leon Dash won the Pulitzer Prize and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for the series of articles upon which Rosa Lee is based. A staff reporter for the investigative and special projects department of The Washington Post, he is also the author of When Children Want Children (Penguin), and lives in Mt. Rainier, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1(14)
One Crisis After Another
Just Trying to Survive
Rosetta's Legacy
A Hell of a Rush
Serious Time
Another Way of Life
A Daughter Watches and Learns
The Third Generation
Coming Full Circle
Epilogue 249(26)
Acknowledgments 275

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