American Made What Happens to People When Work Disappears by Farah Stockman | 5.66 MB
English | 395 Pages
Title: American Made
Author: Farah Stockman
What happens when Americans lose their jobs? In this illuminating story of ruin and reinvention, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Farah Stockman gives an up-close look at the profound role work plays in our sense of identity and belonging, as she follows three workers whose lives unravel when the factory they have dedicated so much to closes down.
"With humor, breathtaking honesty, and a historian's satellite view, Stockman illuminates the fault lines ripping America apart."-Beth Macy, author of Factory Man and Dopesick
Shannon, Wally, and John built their lives around their place of work. Shannon, a white single mother, became the first woman to run the dangerous furnaces at the Rexnord manufacturing plant in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was proud of producing one of the world's top brands of steel bearings. Wally, a black man known for his initiative and kindness, was promoted to chairman of efficiency,...