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Someplace Like AmericaTales from the New Great Depression$
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Dale Maharidge

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520262478

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520262478.001.0001

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Maggie on Mr. Murray

Maggie on Mr. Murray

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(p.133) 17 Maggie on Mr. Murray
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Someplace Like America
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Dale Maharidge

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0019

Dale Maharidge, one of the authors of this book, had interviewed Charles Murray, the author of Losing Ground, in 2000 for a George magazine assignment. However, the interview material didn't make the cut after the magazine piece was scaled back. So, at the time, Dale didn't call Maggie Segura to get her reaction to his terming the children of single mothers “illegitimate” or to his dismissal of her specifically when he began explaining to him how she was working and losing ground. Now, nine years later, on a warm summer afternoon in Austin, Dale told Maggie what Murray had said. Maggie was as stunned and befuddled as he had been back then that anyone could say such a thing, and it took her time to react. Maggie did not want something for nothing. She just wanted a living wage and decent health care.

Keywords:   Dale Maharidge, Charles Murray, Losing Ground, George, magazine, assignment, Maggie Segura, Austin, health care

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