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The forgotten : how the people of one Pennsylvania county elected Donald Trump and changed America

Title
The forgotten : how the people of one Pennsylvania county elected Donald Trump and changed America / Ben Bradlee Jr.
Author
Bradlee, Ben, Jr.
Publication
  • New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
  • ©2018

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Description
vii, 295 pages : illustrations, maps; 25 cm
Summary
"The people of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, voted Democratic for decades, until Donald Trump flipped it in 2016. What happened? In [this book], Ben Bradlee Jr. reports on how voters in Luzerne County, a pivotal county in a crucial swing state, came to feel like strangers in their own land--marginalized by flat or falling wages, rapid demographic change, and a liberal culture that mocked their faith and patriotism. Fundamentally rural and struggling with limited opportunity, Luzerne County can be seen as a microcosm of the nation. In The Forgotten, Trump voters speak for themselves, explaining how they felt others were 'cutting in line' and that the federal government was taking too much money from the employed and giving it to the idle. The loss of breadwinner status, and more importantly, the loss of dignity, primed them for a candidate like Donald Trump. The political facts of a divided America are stark, but the stories of the men, women and families in The Forgotten offer a kaleidoscopic and fascinating portrait of the complex on-the-ground political reality of America today."--Jacket.
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-295).
Contents
Luzerne -- The congressman -- Trump men -- Trump women -- The veteran -- The white nationalist -- The Christian -- The congressman (reprise) -- The Democrats.
Call Number
JFE 19-10397
ISBN
  • 9780316515733
  • 0316515736
LCCN
2018947607
OCLC
1023488105
Author
Bradlee, Ben, Jr., author.
Title
The forgotten : how the people of one Pennsylvania county elected Donald Trump and changed America / Ben Bradlee Jr.
Publisher
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Copyright Date
©2018
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-295).
Chronological Term
2000-2099
Research Call Number
JFE 19-10397
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