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The Resource The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland, Dan Barry, (large print:)

The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland, Dan Barry, (large print:)

Label
The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland
Title
The boys in the bunkhouse
Title remainder
servitude and salvation in the heartland
Statement of responsibility
Dan Barry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the tiny Iowa farm town of Atalissa, a group of intellectually disabled men, all from Texas, lived in a tired old schoolhouse. Every morning, well before dawn, they were bussed to a processing plant to eviscerate turkeys in return for food, lodging, and $65 a month. From 1974 until 2009, the men lived in near servitude, enduring increasing neglect, exploitation, and physical and emotional abuse -- until state social workers, local journalists, and one tenacious government lawyer helped these men achieve their freedom. Dan Barry reveals how these men in an Iowa schoolhouse remained nearly forgotten for more than three decades. Drawing on interviews, he dives deeply into their lives, recording their memories and suffering, their tender moments of joy and persistent hopefulness -- their endurance of harrowing circumstances. Barry explores why this small heartland town remained all but blind to the men's plight, details how those responsible for such profound neglect justified their actions, and chronicles the lasting impact of a dramatic court case that has spurred advocates -- as well as President Obama -- to push for just pay and improved working conditions for people with disabilities
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, Dan
Dewey number
331.5/950977768
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV3006.I63
LC item number
B37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with mental disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Packing-houses
  • Atalissa (Iowa)
  • Muscatine County (Iowa)
Label
The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland, Dan Barry, (large print:)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-514)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952385044
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
517 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410493095
Lccn
2016020186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland, Dan Barry, (large print:)
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-514)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952385044
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
517 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410493095
Lccn
2016020186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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