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Title Voices from the Rust Belt / edited by Anne Trubek.

Publication Info. New York : Picador, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  977.034 VOI    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description vi, 245 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "A Picador orginal".
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: why the Rust Belt matters (and what it is) / Anne Trubek -- A girl's Youngstown / Jacqueline Marino -- The kidnapped children of Detroit / Marsha Music -- Busing, a white girl's tale / Amanda Shaffer -- Moundsville / David Faulk -- North Park, with and without hate / Jeff Z. Klein -- Love and survival: a Flint romance / Layla Meillier -- A middle-aged student's guide to social work / Dave Newman -- Fresh to death / Eric Woodyard -- Rust belt heroin chic / Ben Gwin -- Will blacks rise or be forgotten in the new Buffalo? / Henry Louis Taylor Jr -- Can Detroit save white people? / Aaron Foley -- Cleveland's little Iraq / Huda al-Marashi -- A night at the Golden Lion Lounge / John Lloyd Clayton -- Family bones / Ryan Schnurr -- The fauxtopias of Detroit's suburbs / James D. Griffioen -- Pretty things to hang on the wall / Eric Anderson -- King Coal and the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum / Carolyne Whelan -- Seed or weed: on the evolution of Chicago's Bloomingdale trail / Martha Bayne -- This is a place / Kathryn M. Flinn -- That better place; or, the problem with mobility / G. M. Donley -- Losing Lakewood / Sally Errico -- Notes from the expatriate underground / Margaret Sullivan -- Confessions of a Rust Belt orphan; or, how I learned to stop worrying and love Akron / Jason Segedy -- Bathtime / Connor Coyne.
Summary "Where is America's Rust Belt? It's not quite a geographic region but a linguistic one, first introduced as a concept in 1984 by Walter Mondale. In the modern vernacular, it's closely associated with the "Post-Industrial Midwest," and includes Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, as well as parts of Illinois, Wisconsin, and New York. The region reflects the country's manufacturing center, which, over the past forty years, has been in decline. In the 2016 election, the Rust Belt's economic woes became a political talking point, and helped pave the way for a Donald Trump victory. But the region is neither monolithic nor easily understood. The truth is much more nuanced. Voices From the Rust Belt pulls together a distinct variety of voices from people who call the region home. Voices that emerge from familiar Rust Belt cities-- Detroit, Cleveland, Flint, and Buffalo, among others -- and observe, with grace and sensitivity, the changing economic and cultural realities for generations of Americans. The anthology is a collection of the best non-fiction essays published in Belt Magazine, a critically-acclaimed regional magazine, and has been artfully put together by publisher and founder Anne Trubek" -- Provided by Publisher.
Subject Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Middle West -- Economic conditions.
Middle West -- Social conditions.
Middle West. (OCoLC)fst01240052
Genre/Form Essays. (OCoLC)fst01919922
Added Author Trubek, Anne, 1966- editor.
ISBN 9781250162977 (paperback)
1250162971 (paperback)

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