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The Resource Janesville : an American story, Amy Goldstein

Janesville : an American story, Amy Goldstein

Label
Janesville : an American story
Title
Janesville
Title remainder
an American story
Statement of responsibility
Amy Goldstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'A Washington Post reporter's intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors' assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin-- Paul Ryan's hometown-- and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class. This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its factory stills-- but it's not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next, when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up. Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein has spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin where the nation's oldest operating General Motors plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession, two days before Christmas of 2008. Now, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, she makes one of America's biggest political issues human. Her reporting takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it's so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class. For this is not just a Janesville story or a Midwestern story. It's an American story'--cProvided by publisher
Summary
A Washington Post reporter provides an intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors’ assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin—Paul Ryan’s hometown—and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563741
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldstein, Amy
Dewey number
330.9775
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Working class
  • Industrial relations
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Janesville (Wis.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an American story
Label
Janesville : an American story, Amy Goldstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: c2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061490469
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9781501102264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1017752471
Label
Janesville : an American story, Amy Goldstein
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: c2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061490469
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9781501102264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1017752471

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