Lillian Rubin, Families on the Fault Line

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Lillian Rubin's book, Families on the Fault Line, goes directly to the experience of everyday people and shows how the connection between economic decline and racial tension is continuously reinvented in America. She interviewed 162 families in all, mostly white, but including a substantial number of blacks, Latinos, and Asians, many from families she had kept in touch with since first interviewing them for her book Worlds of Pain, written about twenty years before. Rubin's compassion …

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…labor and more reproduction. It is a basic fact that history repeats itself, maybe the family will gain the dominant role it had before the industrial revolution and mercantilism. We live in difficult times in a country that is divided by class, race, and social conception. The intense pain that many American families are living with today, and the anger they feel, won’t be softened by a retreat to inaccurate assurance and easy promises.