Born in Missouri in 1928, Michael Harrington was a writer, political activist, theorist, professor, commentator, and founding member of the Democratic Socialists of America. During his time as editor for New America, he wrote his seminal text The Other America: Poverty in the United States, a bestseller that has been credited for sparking the War on Poverty. A frequent writer, Harrington wrote fifteen books and has had articles publishes in journals such as The New Republic, The Nation, and many others. He married in 1963 and had two children. He died in 1989.
Join our mailing list!
Get our latest book recommendations, author news, and competitions right to your inbox.
Books by Michael Harrington
Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover!
Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you'll love.