Deindustrialization in pictures
While reshoring may or may not be a growing trend -– or the key to making it in America again -– one thing is for certain: Many communities across the United States have had to adjust to rapid deindustrialization over the last decade.
In a new book, Steve Bennish documents that adjustment. Scrappers is a collection of photographs taken of the downwardly mobile former members of the middle class in a rising industry in Dayton, Ohio: The scrap iron business.
Bennish, a longtime reporter with the Dayton Daily News, poignantly captures the results of decades of misguided trade deals and domestic economic policy with his pictures. The images are eye-opening, sobering, and therefore worth a look.
You can check out a preview of Scrappers here (where it’s also for sale). And you can follow Bennish and his reporting on Twitter here.
**Scrappers is now available for download for NOOK, Kindle, and all Apple devices. It’s also available for Android at Google Play.
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