Division Street: America
Viewing the inhabitants of a single city, Chicago, as a microcosm of the nation at large, Division Street chronicles the thoughts and feelings of some seventy people from widely varying backgrounds in terms of class, race, and personal history. From a mother and son who migrated from Appalachia to a Native American boilerman, from a streetwise ex–gang leader to a liberal police officer, from the poorest African Americans to the richest socialites, these unique and often intimate first-person accounts form a multifaceted collage that defies any simple stereotype of America.
2006 Lifetime Achievement Award
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History | Nonfiction
Terkel , S. (1967). Division Street: America. New York, NY: Pantheon Books.