The Social Economy of Single Motherhood Raising Children in Rural America
Margaret Nelson investigates the lives of single, working-class mothers in this compelling and timely book. Through personal interviews, she uncovers the different challenges that mothers and their children face in small town America--a place greatly changed over the past fifty years as factory work has dried up and national chains like Walmart have moved in.
"The most effective--unintended perhaps--result of this book is that you can't deny the need these families have. A powerful read."--Altar Magazine (Winter 2006)