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The Resource American made : what happens to people when work disappears, Farah Stockman

American made : what happens to people when work disappears, Farah Stockman

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American made : what happens to people when work disappears
Title
American made
Title remainder
what happens to people when work disappears
Statement of responsibility
Farah Stockman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shannon, Wally, and John built their lives around their place of work. Shannon, a white single mother, became the first woman to run the factory's dangerous furnaces at the Rexnord manufacturing plant in Indianapolis 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 become chairman of efficiency, one of the most coveted posts on the factory floor, and dreamed of starting his own barbecue business one day. John, a white machine operator, came from a multigenerational union family and clashed with a work environment that was increasingly hostile to organized labor. The Rexnord factory had served as one of the economic engines for the surrounding community. When the factory closed, hundreds of people lost their jobs. What had life been like for Shannon, Wally, and John, before the factory closed? And what became of them after the factory moved to Mexico and Texas? American Made is a story about people and a community struggling to reinvent itself. It is also a story about race, class, and American values, and how jobs serve as a bedrock of people's lives and drive powerful social justice movements. This revealing book is also about this political moment, when joblessness and uncertainty about the future of work have made themselves heard at a national level. Most of all it is a story about people: who we consider to be one of us, and how the dignity of work lies at the heart of who we are"--
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Tone
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11008253
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Stockman, Farah
Dewey number
331.13/787209772
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5708.55.U62
LC item number
I5377 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Plant shutdowns
  • Working class
  • Work
  • Unemployed
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economic history
  • Plant shutdowns
  • Social conditions
  • Unemployed
  • Work
  • Working class
  • Indiana
  • Unemployment
  • Working class
  • Work
  • Unemployed
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what happens to people when work disappears
Label
American made : what happens to people when work disappears, Farah Stockman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-402) 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
Prologue: The unspoken line -- The end of everything: 2016 -- The way things were -- Love and work -- The warning signs -- Shutting down -- Starting over
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 418 pages
Isbn
9781984801159
Lccn
2021019522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030792128
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1242027203
Label
American made : what happens to people when work disappears, Farah Stockman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-402) 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
Prologue: The unspoken line -- The end of everything: 2016 -- The way things were -- Love and work -- The warning signs -- Shutting down -- Starting over
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 418 pages
Isbn
9781984801159
Lccn
2021019522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030792128
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1242027203

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