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Who We Are Now: The Changing Face of America in the 21st Century Sam Roberts

Who We Are Now: The Changing Face of America in the 21st Century

Sam Roberts

Published October 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780805070804
Paperback
304 pages
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A revealing view of America and its citizens at the dawn of a new century, by the author of the New York Times Notable Book Who We AreFor more than two centuries, America has taken stock every decade, producing a statistical self-portrait of ourMoreA revealing view of America and its citizens at the dawn of a new century, by the author of the New York Times Notable Book Who We AreFor more than two centuries, America has taken stock every decade, producing a statistical self-portrait of our population. In Who We Are Now, Sam Roberts identifies and illuminates the trends and social shifts changing the face of America today.America is in the midst of a fundamental transformation. The nations complexion changed significantly over the twentieth century, creating more varied and intermingled identities, and with the baby boomers nearing retirement and their children entering college, the graying of America has been balanced, precariously, by the youth culture. And in the wake of welfare reform in the 1990s, the fate of the working poor has become all the more tenuous. Roberts masterfully weaves stories of individuals from all corners of the country alongside the data from the latest U.S. census, creating a compelling guided tour of the places, personalities, and politics that will shape America as the new century stretches before us.