The landscapes of American poverty are diverse, ranging from Chicago’s infamous Henry Horner projects to the desolate hinterlands of American Indian reservations; from the wood shacks of the Mississippi Delta to the gutted factory zones of the industrial heart­ land; from the burnt-out barrios of south-central Los Angeles to the remote farms of Maine; and, to an increasing extent, hidden behind the facade of suburban tract houses, with paint peeling and the mort­ gage overdue. The landscapes of American wealth are equally varied, ranging from the patrician homes of Philadelphia’s Main Line to Texas ranches stretching across counties, from the sun-bleached palaces of Palm Beach to the million-dollar log cabins on the slopes of the Colorado Rockies. There are many ways to be poor and many ways to be rich in America.