For nearly four decades, Dale Maharidge has been one of
America's leading chroniclers of poverty. Alongside photographer Michael S.
Williamson, his book And Their Children After Them won the Pulitzer
Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1990, revisiting the places and people
of Depression-era America, depicted in Walker Evans's and James Agee's Let
Us Now Praise Famous Men. Also with Williamson, Maharidge produced Journey
to Nowhere: The Saga of the New Underclass, which Bruce Springsteen has
credited as an influence for songs such as "Youngstown" and "The
Books by Dale Maharidge
Fucked at Birth: Recalibrating the American Dream for the 2020s
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dale Maharidge has spent his career documenting the downward spiral of the American working class, and his new book explores the limits of the American Dream in the 2020s. Read more...