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

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

by Sam Roberts

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

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 Are

For 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 nation's 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.

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ISBN-13: 9781466855229
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Sam Roberts has been a reporter, columnist, and editor at The New York Times since 1983 and is also the host of New York Close-Up, a nightly television interview program on the cable news station New York 1. He is the author of Who We Are: A Portrait of America based on the latest U.S. Census, published in 1994, and The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case. He lives in Manhattan.

Sam Roberts is the Urban Affairs Correspondent for The New York Times. He was formerly city editor for The New York Daily News. His reporting has won prizes, including awards from the Newspaper Guild of New York and the Peter Kihss Award for the City of New York. His books include Who We Are Now and The Brother, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His magazine articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, New York Magazine, and Empire State Report. He lives--where else?--in New York City.

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