Red State Blues: Stories from Midwestern Life on the Left

Red State Blues Stories from Midwestern Life on the Left Much has been made of the electoral flip of traditionally Democratic states like Michigan Wisconsin Pennsylvania and Ohio to tip Donald Trump into the presidency Countless think pieces have ex

  • Title: Red State Blues: Stories from Midwestern Life on the Left
  • Author: Martha Bayne
  • ISBN: 9781948742061
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • Much has been made of the 2016 electoral flip of traditionally Democratic states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Ohio to tip Donald Trump into the presidency Countless think pieces have explored this newfound exotic constituency of blue voters who swung red But what about those who remain true blue Red State Blues speaks to the lived experience of progressivMuch has been made of the 2016 electoral flip of traditionally Democratic states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Ohio to tip Donald Trump into the presidency Countless think pieces have explored this newfound exotic constituency of blue voters who swung red But what about those who remain true blue Red State Blues speaks to the lived experience of progressives, activists, and ordinary Democrats pushing back against simplistic narratives of the Midwest as Trump Country They ve been there all along, and as the essays in this collection demonstrate, they re not leaving anytime soon With contributions by journalist and scholar Sarah Kendzior, Kenyon College president Sean Decatur, Pittsburgh city councilman Dan Gilman, and .

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