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
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldstein, Amy
Dewey number
330.9775/87
Index
index present
LC call number
HC108.J36
LC item number
G65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Janesville (Wis.)
Label
Janesville : an American story, Amy Goldstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: 2008. A ringing phone ; The carp swimming on Main Street ; Craig ; A retirement party ; Change in August ; To the Renaissance Center ; Mom, what are you going to do? ; "When one door of happiness closes, another opens" ; The Parker closet -- Part two: 2009. Rock County 5.0 ; The fourth last day ; Bidding war ; Sonic speed ; What does a union man do? ; Blackhawk ; Ahead of the class ; A plan and distress signals ; The holiday food drive -- Part three: 2010. Last days of Parker Pen ; Becoming a gypsy ; Family is more important than GM ; Honor cords ; The day the White House comes to town ; Labor Fest 2010 ; Project 16:49 ; Figuring it out ; Bags of hope -- Part four: 2011. The ambassador of optimism ; The opposite of a jailer ; This is what democracy looks like ; On Janesville time ; Pride and fear ; Labor Fest 2011 ; Discovering the closet ; After the overnight shift ; Late night at Woodman's -- Part five: 2012. SHINE ; Janesville gypsies ; A charity gap ; Gypsy kids ; Recall ; A rough summer ; The candidate ; Labor Fest 2012 ; Pill bottles ; Circle of women ; First vote ; HealthNet ; Out of a job again -- Part six: 2013. Two Janesvilles ; Night drive ; The ebb and flow of work ; Project 16:49 ; Glass more than half full ; Graduation weekend
Control code
ocn967580235
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9781501102233
Lccn
2016056605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o967580235
  • (OCoLC)967580235
Label
Janesville : an American story, Amy Goldstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: 2008. A ringing phone ; The carp swimming on Main Street ; Craig ; A retirement party ; Change in August ; To the Renaissance Center ; Mom, what are you going to do? ; "When one door of happiness closes, another opens" ; The Parker closet -- Part two: 2009. Rock County 5.0 ; The fourth last day ; Bidding war ; Sonic speed ; What does a union man do? ; Blackhawk ; Ahead of the class ; A plan and distress signals ; The holiday food drive -- Part three: 2010. Last days of Parker Pen ; Becoming a gypsy ; Family is more important than GM ; Honor cords ; The day the White House comes to town ; Labor Fest 2010 ; Project 16:49 ; Figuring it out ; Bags of hope -- Part four: 2011. The ambassador of optimism ; The opposite of a jailer ; This is what democracy looks like ; On Janesville time ; Pride and fear ; Labor Fest 2011 ; Discovering the closet ; After the overnight shift ; Late night at Woodman's -- Part five: 2012. SHINE ; Janesville gypsies ; A charity gap ; Gypsy kids ; Recall ; A rough summer ; The candidate ; Labor Fest 2012 ; Pill bottles ; Circle of women ; First vote ; HealthNet ; Out of a job again -- Part six: 2013. Two Janesvilles ; Night drive ; The ebb and flow of work ; Project 16:49 ; Glass more than half full ; Graduation weekend
Control code
ocn967580235
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9781501102233
Lccn
2016056605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o967580235
  • (OCoLC)967580235

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