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The Unsettlers - In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

Mark Sundeen

"An in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid." -Los Angeles Times The radical search for the simple life in today's America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased, sight unseen. Meanwhile, a horticulturist, heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit, and her husband, a product of the white flight from it, have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love. And near Missoula, Montana, a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades navigate what it means to live and raise a family ethically. A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for -- or create -- a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.

"An in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid." -Los Angeles Times The radical search for the simple life in today's America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased, sight unseen. Meanwhile, a horticulturist, heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit, and her husband, a product of the white flight from it, have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love. And near Missoula, Montana, a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades navigate what it means to live and raise a family ethically. A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for -- or create -- a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.
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"An in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid." -Los Angeles Times The radical search for the simple life in today's America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased, sight unseen. Meanwhile, a horticulturist, heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit, and her husband, a product of the white flight from it, have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love. And near Missoula, Montana, a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades navigate what it means to live and raise a family ethically. A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for -- or create -- a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:25


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:24


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:59


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:51


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:47


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:11


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:14


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:10


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:52


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:41


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:49


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:45


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:32


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:59


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:27