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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.
|Ch. 1||The context of single mothers' lives||31|
|Ch. 2||Negotiating reciprocity||63|
|Ch. 3||Accounting for welfare||93|
|Ch. 4||Building and rebuilding the family||123|
|Ch. 5||Falling in love (again)||155|