Michael S. Williamson/

A young couple and a woman named Marie, right, huddle beside a fire in the former Pacific Gas and Electric building near Richards Boulevard in Sacramento in the winter of 1982. The squatters were evicted by police the next day. For nearly 30 years, beginning when they teamed up at The Bee, writer Dale Maharidge and photographer Michael S. Williamson have documented working-class America. Their work has culminated with a new book: "Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression."

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