The other American, the America of poverty, is hidden today in a way that it never was before. Its millions are socially invisible to the rest of us... The very development of American society is creating a new kind of blindness about poverty. The poor are increasingly slipping out of the very experience and consciousness of the nation.

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Harrington, Michael. The Other America: Poverty in the United States. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1962, ch. 1.