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The Resource When a heart turns rock solid : the lives of three Puerto Rican brothers on and off the streets, Timothy Black

When a heart turns rock solid : the lives of three Puerto Rican brothers on and off the streets, Timothy Black

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When a heart turns rock solid : the lives of three Puerto Rican brothers on and off the streets
Title
When a heart turns rock solid
Title remainder
the lives of three Puerto Rican brothers on and off the streets
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Black
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Employing a sociological storytelling method, Black, associate professor of sociology at the University of Hartford, recounts the lives of three Puerto Rican brothers living in poor, gang-dominated Springfield, Mass., whom he befriended and followed for 18 years. The book is not so much about the brothers--Julio, Fausto and Sammy--and their friends as it is about the cultural and social forces and the economic and political policies that in the latter decades of the 20th century determined the boys' fates and the fates of thousands of others. Flawed bilingual education programs doomed them to virtual illiteracy, while harsh drug laws warehoused them in a rapidly expanding prison system. While the author provided concrete forms of assistance--especially for the two younger brothers, who battled addiction--the pull of the street as well as the inadequacy of their education led to failed or marginally productive lives, even for the motivated eldest son, Julio
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Timothy
Dewey number
  • 305.38/87295074426
  • 305.388687295
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F74.S8
LC item number
B53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Poor
  • Springfield (Mass.)
Label
When a heart turns rock solid : the lives of three Puerto Rican brothers on and off the streets, Timothy Black
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I'm a Jíbaro, but I get my hair cut in the city" -- The lost generation -- Bilingual education and the school dropout -- The tail of the drug trade -- The block -- Leaving the streets -- Transitions -- The prison pipeline -- Rebel without a cause -- When a heart turns rock solid -- Good and bad
Control code
ocm261342071
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780307377746
Lccn
2008042273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)261342071
  • (OCoLC)261342071
  • (Sirsi) a1006632
Label
When a heart turns rock solid : the lives of three Puerto Rican brothers on and off the streets, Timothy Black
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I'm a Jíbaro, but I get my hair cut in the city" -- The lost generation -- Bilingual education and the school dropout -- The tail of the drug trade -- The block -- Leaving the streets -- Transitions -- The prison pipeline -- Rebel without a cause -- When a heart turns rock solid -- Good and bad
Control code
ocm261342071
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780307377746
Lccn
2008042273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)261342071
  • (OCoLC)261342071
  • (Sirsi) a1006632

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