Rust Belt Resources


Heartland Democrats to Washington: You’re Killing Us by Michael Kruse, Politico

Stories from the Rust Belt, for the Rust Belt by Alastair Boone and Kriston Capps, CityLab

The Vital Center (2.6MB PDF) by The Brookings Institution



White Working Class by Joan Williams

Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker by Kathy Cramer

Across that Bridge by John Lewis

Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild

What’s the Matter with Kansas by Tom Frank

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes

Every Day is Election Day by Rebecca Sive

Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government by Gavin Newsome

Winning Elections in the 21st Century by Dick Simpson, Betty O’Shaughnessy

Run for Something by Amanda Litman