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Janesville - An American Story

Amy Goldstein

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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joy Osmanski

Length:

10h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

12:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

14:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

16:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

11:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

14:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

13:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

15:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:54